Darko Milanic asked about Leeds United’s top-six chances in Championship

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Leeds United manager Darko Milanic is not willing to look too far into the future.

Leeds United manager Darko Milanic has refused to comment on his side’s chances of finishing in the Championship playoff places this season.

The Whites are currently 14th in the league table with 15 points from 11 matches, just four points behind sixth-placed Charlton Athletic.

Interestingly, the West Yorkshire outfit are only six points behind league leaders Norwich City, who have picked up 21 points and are level on points with Watford.

Milanic is not looking too far ahead and is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: ‘My job is to improve the team.

‘I have to see the players on the field in a big game like this and they have the quality, yes. There's enough quality. But my job is to improve them like I said. We're working very hard to make a good team'.

Milanic made the comments following Leeds’s 1-1 draw with Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road in the Championship on Tuesday.

Chris Maguire put Wednesday in the lead in the 52nd minute, but Giuseppe Bellusci restored parity for Leeds in the Yorkshire derby on 79 minutes.

Leeds did step up their game in the final 10 minutes of the contest and ended up with10 shots in total, but they had to settle for a point.

The Whites have yet to win a match under Milanic, who was appointed the full-time manager last month, but they do have some quality players and should be challenging for the playoffs.

Given the competitive nature of the Championship, Leeds will find it very hard but following the recovery they made under Neil Redfearn, it would be a shame if the former Premier League outfit did not make a push for a top-six finish.

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