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Nightmare March: Leeds United

Nightmare March: Leeds United

Leeds United will feel rather confident about their automatic promotion hopes after Friday night’s victory over West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road.

However, the Whites just haven’t been able to ensure consistency in recent times in the Championship, which has had a negative affect on their push for an automatic promotion place.

And, things aren’t about to get any easier for Marcelo Bielsa and his men as they’re set to face a number of tough sides this month, including the likes of Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Bristol City.

So, with the pressure firmly on Bielsa’s shoulders, here is the nightmare March for Leeds United…

FAIL TO COPE WITHOUT KEMAR ROOFE

Kemar Roofe suffered a knee injury last month and it’s safe to say that they haven’t done too badly without him, but March will be the real test as they’re set to face a number of tough sides.

Indeed, Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts have been tasked with filling the void in recent times and they’ve done an excellent job so far, but things are about to get a whole lot tougher with the automatic promotion race hotting up.

Therefore, Leeds’ season could soon take a turn for the worse if they fail to deliver without Roofe leading the line.

AUTOMATIC PROMOTION HOPES SLIP AWAY

Leeds United currently find themselves in second position but Sheffield United are set to play their game in hand tomorrow, and they can go above Leeds on goal difference if they manage to secure three points.

Indeed, the Whites are set to face a number of play-off-chasing sides in the remainder of this month, with Bristol City, Birmingham City and Sheffield United coming up. Therefore, Leeds’ automatic promotion hopes may start to slip away if Marcelo Bielsa struggles to secure a number of positive results in crunch games.

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