Simon Grayson claimed momentum was building steadily at Leeds United after the club marked his 150th game as manager with a rousing 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers.
United ran riot in a one-sided Yorkshire derby last night, producing their fourth win in five games with a flawless performance at the Keepmoat Stadium and moving into the Championship’s play-off positions for the first time.
A brilliant overhead kick from leading scorer Ross McCormack fell in between goals from Danny Pugh and Tom Lees, and a toothless Doncaster side were unable to prevent Grayson’s team from recording their first away win of the Championship term.
Grayson, whose players were struggling for results at the end of August with only four points from five games, said: “We’d like to think we’ve got momentum with us.
“Even in the early part of the season we weren’t playing badly and the players kept going. They had confidence that the results would come and as much as we know there’s still work to be done, we want to maintain this momentum.
“It was a comfortable night for us and it can’t have been far off a complete performance. There were so many good displays.
“I didn’t know it was my 150th game but it’s not about me anyway. It’s about the team. Individuals will get credit because that’s the nature of football but this was a real team performance.”
United’s first away win arrived at the fifth attempt but Grayson said: “We were unfortunate at West Ham, Ipswich and Brighton. It’s been coming and I’m delighted we’ve got it.”
Leeds are monitoring the fitness of Andy Lonergan after the goalkeeper left the field with a bruised finger last night.
United turn out again on Tuesday evening when they host Coventry City at Elland Road.