Billy Sharp did not give a definite answer when asked by BBC Radio Leeds on what Leeds United can achieve between now and the end of the season.
The Whites returned to winning ways on Saturday when they got the better of Huddersfield Town 2-1 away from home in the Championship.
The win has lifted Leeds up to 19th in the league table for the time being with 32 points from 28 matches, five points above the relegation zone.
Leeds started the season looking for a playoff spot, but now they are battling against relegation from the second tier of English football.
Given the team that manager Neil Redfearn has at his disposal, Leeds are very likely to avoid the drop, but Sharp, who scored the winning goal against Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium in the 90th minute, is not getting drawn into any discussion about it.
“We have had a lot of signings in the summer and recently,” the 28-year-old, who joined Leeds from Southampton in the summer transfer window, told BBC Radio Leeds when asked what is reasonable for Leeds to achieve this season.
“Sol (Bamba) was brilliant today. He added experience, and it’s tough. He did very well today. We are still a new team, if you like. We need to keep winning as it helps the morale. If we keep winning, then it is much easier to play football.”
Sharp was quite elusive in his answer, but it is clear that Leeds’s main objective this season is to retain their Championship status.
Despite the win on Saturday, the Whites are far from safe and need to pick up points in the coming weeks.
There is no doubt that Leeds have a squad capable of pulling away from the bottom three as the season progresses, but they need to show that ability on the pitch.