Leeds United: Play-offs are the aim - Ormsby

Bradley Johnson in match action.
Bradley Johnson in match action.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hello Brendan.

We were terrible against Swansea, do you think our chances of finishing second have gone?


I wouldn’t say it’s a definite no-no, as you never know what might happen. But, realistically, you’ve got think we’ll not get in the top two.

We’ve got to really look at the play-offs and, at the moment, that’s not guaranteed either – though I’ve got to say sometimes Leeds supporters do panic!

When we play well, we’re the bee’s knees and when we lose some are quick to say: ‘Oh it’s all gone out of the window again.’

There are plenty of games to go.

I said in this column at the start of the season that if we consolidated in our first season back at this level it would be a good year, so we’re having a good season!

Okay, we’ve had a few poor results, but most people would have taken our current position at the start of the season.

If we can finish in the play-offs, that’s a bonus. Get there and you’ve got a chance because it’s basically knockout football.

What is a worry is that we’re conceding goals all the time. Look at our home goals against record – you don’t win trophies doing that.

I watched the game at the Liberty Stadium and Swansea outclassed us in everything. They were all so comfortable on the ball.

But it seems strange that one player being suspended (Bradley Johnson) can upset the whole balance of the Leeds team.

Looking at Simon’s Grayson’s squad, he’s got plenty of strikers and defenders, but we’ve always said we’re lacking a bit in midfield.

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper at the final whistle. Picture: Simon Hulme

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