The Sheffield United result was not the one anyone wanted and countless Leeds fans will enduring what feels like the longest international break in history. So in the meantime here are nine reasons to remain positive over Leeds United chances of promotion:
Just remember that with a dash of luck and a little more composure in front of goal Leeds could have won the game
There are eight games to play with 24 points up for grabs.
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In his programme notes Angus Kinnear was quick to remind fans of this. The road can be a long and lonely one.
"It's not how many times you get knocked down that count, it's how many times you get back up" - George Custer.
Yes it will seem like an eternity to fans but it provides an opportunity to refocus and regroup.
Remember Leeds never do it the easy way...
The Whites only have one top six team to play in their remaining fixtures.
Leeds United's top scorer is not far off a return to first team action.