Yorkshire latest: Leeds star confident of their play-off chances, Lees wants top-half consolidation

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Mowatt wants playoff spot

Leeds United youngster Alex Mowatt believes that the side should be chasing a playoff place this season. 

The Whites midfielder feels that their win over Derby County this weekend was a sign of their class and he wants his the club to climb into the top-six. 

"We’ve got a lot of young players so to beat top of the league is always good for us," he said to Leeds' official site. "We should be pushing for top six and the play-offs, hopefully we can kick on from the win on Saturday."

Lees wants top-half place

Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees insists that the club must stake their claim for a top-half place over the next month. 

The Owls have slipped down the table due to a poor run of form, but after a win against Wigan Athletic in their last outing Lees is hoping his team can put a positive string a results together. 

"The Christmas period is really important," he said to the Sheffield Telegraph.

“We have to cement ourselves in that top half over the next month."

Frecklington delight

Lee Frecklington says that he is pleased to have secured his future at Rotherham United. 

The central-midfielder signed a contract which keeps him at the New York Stadium until the 2016/17 season. 

"It's a sign that things have gone well so far, so to get the deal done to commit myself to another couple of years, hopefully a successful couple of years, I'm very pleased," Frecklington said upon signing his new deal

McCarthy: Blades have enough

Sheffield United's experienced centre-back Paddy McCarthy is convinced that the side have enough quality to get promoted this season.

The Blades have made a disappointing start to the campaign, but McCarthy is sure that things will turn around soon. 

“We have the players to mount a challenge for promotion this season, one hundred per cent," he insisted to the Sheffield Telegraph

“We brought lads like Sparky [Marc McNulty] and Jose [Baxter] off the bench, and that sort of depth shows how strong the squad is. I definitely think we have enough."

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