Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn does not seem to be too keen on looking far into the future.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, the 49-year-old refused to predict where the Whites will finish in the Championship table at the end of the season.
Redfearn on hopes for the season: "It's difficult to see where we're going to be. But we've proved that we're capable of winning." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) November 3, 2014
Redfearn: "The shining light so far this season is the young players that have done well. The future looks good." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) November 3, 2014
Leeds are currently closer to the bottom of the table than to the top six. Heading into Tuesday’s clash against Charlton Athletic at Elland Road, the West Yorkshire outfit find themselves 19th in the standings with 16 points from 15 matches – 13 points behind sixth-placed Norwich City and just four above the relegation zone.
Not so long ago, the former Premier League outfit were on course for a playoff spot. Three wins and a draw from four games during Redfearn’s temporary charge of the Leeds first team earlier this season flared up hopes of a top-six finish.
However, following Darko Milanic’s failed reign and the weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Cardiff City away from home, there are fears that Leeds could be sucked into relegation battle.
There is still hope, though. Leeds have a young, vibrant and ambitious squad with quality players. There is a long way to go in the Championship this season, and things could improve for the Whites.