Play-off history

Where the last 20 Championship play-off final winners have finished - it could be good news for Leeds United

Leeds United's automatic promotion hopes hang by a thread after a dismal Easter period - but what does history tell us about the play-offs?

The Whites will be hoping to finish third if they fail to break back into the top two - and here's why it could be a good omen as we flick through the history books.

Play-off final winners - Watford, finished 5th.

1. 1998-99

Play-off final winners - Watford, finished 5th.
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Play-off final winners - Ipswich Town, finished 3rd.

2. 1999-00

Play-off final winners - Ipswich Town, finished 3rd.
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Play-off final winners - Bolton Wanderers, finished 3rd.

3. 2000-01

Play-off final winners - Bolton Wanderers, finished 3rd.
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Play-off final winners - Birmingham City, finished 5th.

4. 2001-02

Play-off final winners - Birmingham City, finished 5th.
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