Leeds United must keep fighting to the finish - Ormsby

EXPERIENCED: Michael Brown and Paul Robinson have added nous to the team.
EXPERIENCED: Michael Brown and Paul Robinson have added nous to the team.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hi Brendan. Do you think the sides above Leeds will be starting to get worried? Quite often, the team who make a late run and get in the play-offs end up going up.

Grant Walton, Leeds

I don’t think the teams above us will start panicking yet because Leeds have got a win. They have shown they are already good enough to be up there.

But you do look over your shoulders if someone starts putting a run together and you do get worried. Yet I don’t think others will be over worried at the moment.

They will look after themselves, knowing that every game in that division is hard. People are going to take points off each other between now and the end of the season.

Looking at Leeds, they have kept back-to-back clean sheets and three in the last four games and that’s a big bonus given the amount of poor goals they have given away over the past few seasons.

Neil Warnock has tightened them up at the back at the moment and they have players in the team who can score goals.

His arrival has given the players a big kick up the backside and they are obviously trying to impress him.

As for the play-offs? Well, it’s not impossible – it isn’t until you mathematically can’t make it when you tend to think ‘season over’. As long as you have a chance of getting there, you keep going.

A few more wins and Leeds could be back in the play-offs, with a bit of luck.

But I don’t expect anyone who is up there at the minute to have a real slump, and I think for Leeds to get there they really are going to have to work.

I don’t expect they will be given too many favours by other teams but, hopefully, they will!

Watching the Leeds game at Middlesbrough, you could either put it down to Boro being bad or Leeds being good and playing well on the day and being full of confidence.

I thought Leeds won quite comfortably and I was impressed with Paul Robinson at the back. He did what we said he would last week and he put tackles in and got forward when he could.

I think he’ll be a good acquisition for the team. He’ll help the two centre-halves alongside him and give them the benefit of his experience. Hopefully, he’ll bring them on.

Michael Brown is also doing well and it’s the same old thing – Simon Grayson didn’t really play him, while Warnock’s had him before. But he’s an experienced pro and we lack a bit of that in the middle of our team.

It’s ifs and buts with Leeds, what if they’d sacked Simon earlier for instance....Only time will tell.

But, while they are possible, Neil Warnock will push for the play-offs. He’s not a loser and will strive to get them up this year. And if Leeds don’t make it he’ll focus on next year.

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