Neil Redfearn discusses promotion to the Premier League, outlines what Leeds must do

Elland Road pitchside

The Leeds boss is refusing not to aim high ahead of next term.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is aiming to challenge for promotion to the Premier League next season, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Yorkshire side have endured rather extreme highs and lows this term - having beaten the Championship's best teams on more than one occasion yet also flirted heavily with the disastrous possibility of relegation after dire runs of form.

But Leeds have gone through the tunnel and come out the other side a better side. Redfearn's squad is full to the brim with young talent that will only develop with age and experience.

As such, the Leeds boss wants to aim as high as possible next season - but has warned that his team must fulfill certain criteria if they are serious about their ambitions.

Beating the best sides in the Championship is one thing, Redfearn says, but United must now push on and maintain a level of consistency throughout the course of the campaign.

"We want to be challenging next season and we have proved on our day now this season that we can beat the sides that are up there," the 49-year-old told reporters.

“We have beaten the majority of the top six at some point so we are capable but capable in one game and capable over the course of the season are two different things.

“We’ve got to learn to be consistent and to consistently get results but I think we are getting to grips with that now and this is what it’s going to take to get out of this division but nobody has got a divine right."

Promotion may be a stretch this term but Redfearn has also expressed his desire for Leeds to finish as high as they can before the end of the current season.

The bid to do that continues on Saturday afternoon, when Nottingham Forest - in fine form themselves - visit Elland Road.

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