Leeds United defender Tommaso Bianchi told Radio Yorkshire that he feels the club have everything needed to do well this season.
Bianchi was quizzed over the club’s chances of getting into the Championship play-offs and the Italian was hopeful, but wary of creating any additional pressure for the team.
He also stressed that the key factor for the club over the coming months was the togetherness and team spirit of the side, which needs to grow and only become stronger.
“I hope, but I don’t want to say anything because it’s a long season and it’s very difficult in the Championship,” he told Radio Yorkshire.
“We have everything needed to do very well; we’ve got international players and we’ve got English players with experience, we have very good young players so we need to work hard and stay together.”
Can Leeds compete for a top six place in the Championship?
They certainly can because the club has a number of things going in its favour at the moment.
The club is arguably the biggest in the Championship, with the infrastructure to deal with changes and the support base needed to propel any club towards success.
The club also has a good, large first team squad, which has been improved positively by Uwe Rosler.
That first team squad strength is backed up by a brilliant youth academy, which continues to supply the first team with different options if the manager needs a fresh face.
There is a decent blend of youth and experience in the team and if Leeds can consolidate in the top six, there is potential for the current crop of players to stay together and develop for several years to come.