Ben White eyes 'one last push' to take Leeds United to the Premier League

BEN WHITE says Leeds United will resume action at Cardiff City full of belief about completing "one last push" to secure Premier League football.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 21st June 2020, 5:50 am

Leeds are finally poised to return to action with today's lunch-time kick-off in South Wales after 15-weeks without a game in the country's fight against COVID-19.

United approached the opening weekend back sat top of the table and one point ahead of West Brom and holding a seven-point cushion in the division's automatic promotion spots back to third placed Fulham.

And whilst Brighton loanee White knows his men still have work to do to successfully complete their promotion quest, the centre-back says United's current position should tell its own story about his side's success so far

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ONE LAST PUSH: For Leeds United and Ben White, pictured in the 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield Town on March 7. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

“It’s going to be tough, but I think all of the work we’ve put in over the season is going to build us to do well,” said White.

“We all believe and we know what we can do as we’ve shown this season, which is why we’re at the top of the league now.

“We need to tick off each game as it comes and get three points in every game.

“We don’t want to look at the nine games, we want to take each game as it comes and do our best.”

Sizing up the threats offered by Cardiff, White reasoned: “I don’t think Cardiff will have changed too much from what they normally do.

“Obviously they have a big team and they’re going to use that to their advantage, but we’ve done all that we can to get the result.

“This is the last bit and the last push, we’ve given everything to get into the position we are and we don’t want to let it go now.”

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