Leeds United defender Stephen Warnock believes that the team need to be more organised and not make silly mistakes.
The Whites have a strong squad, but they are actually among those near the relegation zone.
No one is suggesting that the West Yorkshire outfit will drop out of the Championship and into League One at the end of the season, but the fact that they are just two points above the the bottom three after 18 rounds of matches cannot be ignored.
However, given the strength of Neil Redfearn’s Leeds squad, there is a distinct possibility that they could force their way into the top six and earn a playoff spot.
Warnock probably has that target in mind as he claims that Leeds need not be the ‘best’ in the Championship as long as they get the job done.
“We all know what this league is like,” The Yorkshire Evening Post quotes the 32-year-old former Liverpool left-back as saying. “You don’t have to be the best team in the league to get out of it.
“You have to be organised, resilient and well-drilled. At the moment we are to a certain point but we’re conceding silly goals.”
Warnock is right. The best side in the Championship will win it and the second best will finish runners-up, but the four teams below them will have an equal chance of promotion to the Premier League.
As competitive as the Championship is, the football is, to put it bluntly, not ‘very pretty’, but, as Warnock suggests, if Leeds can become more organised and cut out the mistakes like the ones against Blackburn Rovers, then they will certainly have a good chance of making it into the top six.