Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn suggested the club have to start aiming higher, as he spoke at his press conference ahead of the Rotherham United game.
Redfearn feels that Leeds should be one of the clubs pushing higher up the table and challenging for the top places, not simply looking to survive and consolidate from mid-table as has been the case this season.
“As a young manager and head coach, I want to be successful. Staying in the division and fighting for our lives is not enough,” he said.
Redfearn has done the job he was brought in to do this season, which was consolidate the team and prevent the decline, which had started to develop.
When he first moved into his Elland Road office, Leeds were on the ropes and looked as though they were going to be competing for a position just outside the bottom three.
He quickly nudged them up the table, before a recent decline in form saw them drop back down a few places.
Ultimately, the club is safe and that’s what Redfearn will want everyone to improve on looking ahead to next season.
It’s unclear whether he will be the man in charge, but hopefully he’ll get the nod and hopefully he’ll get the chance to consolidate the side all over again but as a top six outfit pushing for the top two places.
This season has shown how wide open the Championship is and the group of teams near the top who are very even in terms of quality.
Leeds can definitely break into that group.