Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn eyes top ten spot this season

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The Leeds manager is hoping to push on from their current position of 15th.

Leeds United take on Wigan Athletic on Saturday at the DW Stadium in a game that, based on recent form, they will expect to win.

However Wigan recently claimed a scalp against Norwich City and are clamouring for points in their battle against relegation. Not to mention the fact that this is exactly the sort of game that Leeds are prone to slip up in.

This season, particularly under Neil Redfearn, Leeds have shown a real strength for beating the better teams in the league. They have claimed wins over the likes of Ipswich Town, Middlesbrough, Derby County and have done the double over Bournemouth this term. They even pushed Watford all the way last weekend.

Speaking in his press conference this afternoon, manager Neil Redfearn discussed that habit and made his ambition for the rest of the season clear - to finish in the top ten:

"It puts us in a lot better position. It gives us the ascendency. The message has got to be that we want to keep our season alive as long as we can regarding playing for points.

"We want to finish as high as we can. If we can get ourselves in the top ten as soon as we can and sort of kick on from there if we've got games left, we'll push on from there.

"We have still got targets. We want to finish well. it has been a tough season for us but you know, we have got ourselves in a great position."

Leeds are currently 15th in the table but just four points behind Blackburn Rovers in tenth place. Along with Cardiff, Birmingham, Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday they make up the rest of the pack - seemingly clear of relegation but not close enough to the play-offs to start dreaming.

But considering Leeds' recent form, there is no reason to doubt the fact they can finish in that top ten.

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