Leeds United: Whites have been running on empty - McCartney INTERVIEW

George McCartney in match action.

George McCartney in match action.

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GEORGE McCARTNEY admits the high-octane demands of a strength-sapping season has resulted in several Leeds United players being ‘out on their feet’ during the climatic business end of 2010-11.

Heading into Saturday’s final day of the regular season at QPR, United need the footballing equivalent of snookers to pocket a place in the Championship’s play-off lottery after suffering a bad case of the yips by virtue of a season-defining run of one victory in eight matches ahead of last Saturday’s Roses win over Burnley – quite probably a case of too little, too late.

That punishing sequence saw United hit a brick wall with a four-point advantage over Nottingham Forest following their 4-1 home win on April 2 having been savagely decimated with the finishing line in sight with the Reds having enjoyed a seven-point swing since to virtually nail down sixth spot.


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