ADAM Forshaw admits December momentum could be "massive" at Leeds United but the midfielder is predicting a tough test against Saturday's 11th-placed visitors Queens Park Rangers.
Marcelo Bielsa's Whites head into Saturday's clash against the Hoops sat second and just one point behind leaders Norwich City having responded from a 4-1 mauling at West Brom with three successive victories and without conceding a goal.
A fourth consecutive win this weekend could take Leeds top of the pile and Forshaw admits United are potentially putting together their strongest run of results at the optimum time of the season despite injuries with the games coming thick and fast over Christmas and New Year.
But the United midfielder is also wary of the threat offered by this weekend's visitors QPR who recovered from a dreadful start of four consecutive losses including a 7-1 battering at West Brom with eight victories from their next 13 league games.
That run has been followed by 2-2 draws at both Stoke City and Rotherham United and last weekend's 3-2 loss at Hull City but Forshaw is braced for a stern test from Steve McClaren's side with the Whites midfielder particularly highlighting the talents of loanee forwards Nahki Wells and Tomer Hemed who were recruited from Burnley and Brighton respectively in August.
Hemed has been kept out of the side by in form Eberechi Eze and Forshaw has also been impressed with defender/midfielder Geoff Cameron who was also signed in August on loan from Stoke City.
Forshaw said: "They made a few good loan signings late on in the window - the two strikers are really good at this level and Geoff Cameron who has come into the side as well has done really well.
"They have shored it up, they have not had the best results in the last few games but they are a good Championship side - they have shown that now they have picked up some points and it's a tough game, as they are all are."
Asked about the prospect of United bagging a fourth win a row, Forshaw admitted: "It's massive.
"Going into this period of games, if there is ever a time to put a run together it is now.
"If we can continue with it then brilliant."