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Eddie Gray makes bold statement over rest of season for Leeds United

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has made a brave statement over what the side could achieve this season.

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has shown bold ambition over his old side’s chances of cracking the Championship’s top six this season, in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Gray has suggested that a play-off place for Leeds is a distant possibility, only if the side can win every one of their remaining fixtures.

“To have any chance of getting into the top six in my opinion, you’d have to win all 10 of them. Seven out of ten wouldn’t be good enough,” wrote Gray.

“If Leeds do take maximum points then it may be possible and you just go into every game trying to win it.”

Fingers crossed as far as Neil Redfearn is concerned but in reality, it’s going to be a case of consolidation over the rest of the season.

Leeds’ next opponents, Nottingham Forest, have shown how difficult it is to gain ground at this stage of the season.

Forest are higher in the table than Leeds and have lost just one game since Dougie Freedman became their manager, yet they look a considerable distance off of a top six place.

It would also need Leeds to retain a fully fit squad, playing at the very top of their games over the rest of the season, which seems unlikely.

The young core of players running through the side have already looked a little fatigued with Redfearn struggling in terms of the midfield cover he can bring off of his bench.

A top ten place would be a more realistic aim, adding well to the squad over the summer and then going hard for promotion into the Premier League next season.

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