Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has said that his side can catch Nottingham Forest in the Championship table, according to quotes published on the club’s official Twitter account.
West Yorkshire outfit Leeds are currently 13th in the league table with 47 points from 36 matches, six points behind Forest, who are ninth in the standings.
The Whites will host the Nottingham-based outfit at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday, and Redfearn seems to be pretty confident of winning the encounter.
In fact, the 49-year-old believes that Leeds can eventually catch Forest by the end of the season.
Redfearn says Forest have "turned a corner" but has his sights set on catching them: "We want to claw back as many points as we can." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) March 12, 2015
Redfearn: "We're in a good vein of form. We understand the level far better now & we're dealing with sides as they come along." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) March 12, 2015
It is a pretty bold comment from Redfearn given that Forest are the in-form team in the Championship and have lost just once since Dougie Freedman took over at the start of February.
The Reds are actually making a late push for the Championship playoffs, and if results go their way in the coming weeks, then they could well find themselves in the top six.
Forest will head into Saturday’s game in Leeds on the back of a 2-1 home win against top-two-chasing Middlesbrough.
However, Leeds themselves are in a good run of form and will be looking to pick up all three points on Saturday.
The Whites have shown this season that they can step up their game against the bigger teams, and one suspects that the players will do the same against Forest.