Leeds United have earned more points in the early stages of 2015 than some of those clubs vying for automatic promotion.
There is no doubt Leeds United have had an up-and-down campaign but under their third permanent manager of the season, Neil Redfearn, there have been more peaks than troughs.
Leeds’ weekend victory against Wigan Athletic not only saw them move up to 13th in the Championship table, but it was also their seventh win of 2015.
Along with the draws against Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City in January, that means Leeds have won 23 points since the turn of the year.
That is more than table-toppers Bournemouth (18), second-placed Derby County (21) and sixth-placed Brentford (22).
The games may be running out, meaning a late promotion push is probably beyond Redfearn’s men, but their form in 2015 shows they are very much on the up.
With a promising young side getting better by the week, and some experienced stars excelling alongside them – most notably Sol Bamba and Billy Sharp – the future looks very promising for a Leeds side that has turned things around brilliantly.