Neil Redfearn believes that Leeds still have plenty to play for in these closing weeks of the season.
The Whites may not be able to achieve promotion or win any silverware this term, but Redfearn has told the official Leeds website that there is still plenty to play for.
Previewing the upcoming clash with Norwich City, Redfearn said: “It’s a game where Norwich have got everything to play for. But I’ve reminded them that the season’s still alive and we’ve got everything to play for.”
Leeds may not have anything to play for, but they could still play a key role on the promotion race. Victory over the Canaries would give Bournemouth, Watford and Middlesbrough the advantage in the race for automatic promotion, and potentially drop them down to the play-offs.
This will mean little to the Leeds squad, except a case of personal pride, but there is still the sense that the Whites will be going under a major overhaul in the summer transfer window - and many are surely playing for their futures.
A number of players have much to prove, and Redfearn could be tempted to test out some unproven players to see if they can have a future at Elland Road - if he is still in charge, of course.
For Redfearn himself, with his future looking increasingly under threat, he will likely have a personal desire to end the season on a high. Either to prove to the club management that he deserves a full-time role at the end of this campaign, or simply to show his management credentials in the face of off-field issues, there is surely a desire from the coach to end on a high.
A mid-table position may be all that can be fulfilled by the end of the season, but for Redfearn that means nothing, and Leeds still have plenty to play for in the next few weeks.