The Elland Road side are nine points off the 50-point mark.
Leeds United looked to be in a relegation fight for much of the season, but a recent run of wins has taken them well away from that battle and even the most pessimistic of Leeds followers would have to admit, they now look safe.
They are currently 16th in the Championship and ten points ahead of third from bottom Millwall, with a game in hand. Win that game and they move up to, potentially, 11th place. Considering the woeful form of the bottom three, Leeds should consider themselves safe.
But Neil Redfearn is not in that club.
The Leeds boss has revealed the points total he wants to meet as soon as possible, in order to start planning for next season. He is quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as saying:
“Definitely. What is it now, 12 games to go?
“Three more wins would be enough and the sooner we get there the better. Then we can plan for next season.”
Redfearn wants three more wins from his team, which could start this evening at home to Ipswich Town. They also have to face the likes of Blackpool, Wigan and Rotherham still this season so finding those three wins should not prove too difficult for Redfearn's men.
The sooner they do it, the sooner he can negotiate his and the players' futures at Elland Road.