Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has refused to rule out not securing play-off place with the team with comments in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Taylor is looking ahead to the difficult game Leeds face against Middlesbrough this weekend, as they aim to make it five Championship wins in the club’s last six games.
“Everyone wants to test themselves against the best and Middlesbrough are one of the best in the division,” said Taylor.
“Winning against Millwall has taken us up a few places and above a lot of teams - And stranger things have happened than the play-offs really. We need to be looking up rather than down.”
Leeds have progressed up to 12th in the table after looking as though they were going to be entrenched in a battle near the bottom three for most of the season.
It’s for that reason, manager Neil Redfearn will more than likely stress the need for a cautious approach and make the club’s first aim the 52 point mark, which is normally enough to keep a team from being relegated out of a 24 team division.
Leeds are 14 points away from that target and once they’ve achieved it as quickly as possible, they can focus on clawing in the play-off places.
The current gap is a little bigger; 15 points, which suggests that Leeds are going to have to be almost perfect with their form and rely on a lot of other results going their way.
If Redfearn can keep the winning run going, focus on the positives of recent performances and get to safety as quickly as possible, there’s no harm in looking ahead to the play-offs.