Mateusz Klich eyes ruthless approach to kick Leeds United further clear in automatic promotion spots

MIDFIELDER Mateusz Klich is urging Leeds United to be ruthless with the rest of the division with the Pole hoping his promotion-chasing Whites can better last season's seven-game winning run.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 4:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 4:55 pm
NO RELENT: Leeds United's Polish international midfielder Mateusz Klich is mobbed by his team-mates after putting the Whites 4-0 up against Saturday's visitors Middlesbrough. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

Leeds chalked up seven-straight Championship victories last November and December in Marcelo Bielsa's first season in charge yet still missed out on automatic promotion by falling away in the final month to finish third.

Keen for United to build an unassailable lead one season on, Klich is now targeting a prolonged extension to his side's current winter 2019 running run which already stands at five games.

The second-placed Whites - who are unbeaten in eight - made it a nap hand of successive league wins with Saturday's 4-0 hammering of visiting Middlesbrough and three more clashes against sides outside of the top nine are next.

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After this coming Saturday's Yorkshire derby at sixth-bottom Huddersfield Town, Leeds then have back-to-back home games with 12th-placed Hull City visiting Elland Road next Tuesday night, four days before another home date with Cardiff City.

A crunch clash away at third-placed Fulham is then next four days before Christmas on Saturday, December 21.

"Last season we had seven in a row and we want to improve," said Klich.

"This season we are going to do it better so let's see."

Leeds are four points better off than they were at this stage last season at which point the Whites were second and one point behind leaders Norwich City and one ahead of third-placed Middlesbrough with eventual second-placed finishers Sheffield United another point back in fourth.

Assessing whether Leeds were now playing better than at any stage last season, Klich mused: "I don't know. We have more points than last season so from this point of view it's better.

"But I will let you judge and I will just keep playing."