Leeds United: It must be play offs at worst for Whites - Ormsby

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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions,

HI Brendan.

With West Ham and Leicester disappointing so far, who is going to be the team to beat in the Championship this season and what of Leeds’ chances based on what you have seen?

Ted DAVIES, Pontefract

Because of all the money Leicester have spent they were seen as one of the favourites, but it hasn’t panned out that way so far.

Everyone was saying the same about West Ham because they had gone down, but I think Leeds showed last weekend that they are as good as West Ham, maybe better.

it was a good performance from them last Sunday to come back twice and get a draw and they deserved to win.

I thought they played really well but there are other teams at the top at the moment and Southampton are doing really well.

they are a big club from the past as well – they used to be in the Premiership so they will have ambitions to get back there.

I think again it’s one of those divisions where every team is capable of beating each other and it’s going to take another few weeks or so before everyone starts settling down.

Then we are going to see which teams will be up there but I wouldn’t say we will see the cream of the crop rising to the top because it’s one of those divisions which is so unpredictable.

We say it every year that it gets harder and harder to get out of the Championship but I think it could be again this year because we have got Birmingham in there as well as Southampton and Leicester with the money they have spent.

Leicester boss Sven Goran Eriksson will have to deliver.

the teams that have come up from League One, Southampton, Brighton and Peterborough, have all started well, though you would have thought that they would take a bit of time to settle in.

it’s definitely a difficult division to get out of and I think it’s very important that you get a good start.

As for how Leeds will do, I always think, as an ex-player and someone still associated with the club, that Leeds should always finish in the top six, so, at the worst, I would expect them to get to the end-of-season play-offs.

But it depends what happens with the last week of the transfer window, even if the whole transfer window thing annoys me.

We’ll see where they are around Christmas time but I would always expect Leeds to be in the top six come the end of the season.

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