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Leeds United season predictions: A new manager and signings still not enough

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After a tempestuous 2014-15 campaign, Leeds United will look to reward the fans' patience by pushing for a play-off place, but is that achievable?

Leeds United fans have become accustomed to turmoil at their club in recent times, but there are just a few signs that tranquility may be returning to Elland Road.

With some talented youngsters at the club and a new manager on the sidelines desperate to prove himself, Leeds will look to build a strong platform for a long-awaited return to the Premier League in the not too distant future.

Prediction: 9th.

Freddie Shires: Nothing but controversy has surrounded Leeds since Massimo Cellino’s takeover and you’d expect more of the same this season.

Damien Lucas: Probably one of the most difficult teams in the country to predict going into a new season, you never know what is going to happen at Elland Road. But Uwe Rosler does a decent enough job even if his side fail to mount a challenge to drag themselves back to the big time where they belong.

Mathew Nash: Made some shrewd signings. If things stay settle off the pitch they could fight for promotion. But, they probably won’t.

Che Thomas: There are plenty of big clubs that I think will finish midway in the table, but who could push on significantly if things click into place. Leeds are one of these sides, having made some decent signings such as Chris Wood and Sol Bamba. If the squad take to Uwe Rosler’s tactics, they could aim for the playoffs.

Stephen Pickering: Uwe Rosler has a mixed record at Championship level and will be keen to prove some doubters wrong. The Whites have had a good summer and Chris Wood could prove to be a key signing. Key player: Sam Byram.

Tim Poole: Two possibilities here. If Massimo Cellino does a Massimo Cellino, he'll get through three more coaches and Leeds will finish in the bottom half again. The other possibility could see Uwe Rosler earn a top-10 finish.

Billy Hawkins: A new manager and signings still not enough to push them forwards.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Championship campaign. We accumulated their rankings (24 points for first place, 1 for 24th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

Middlesbrough

Derby County

Hull City

Burnley

QPR

Wolves

Ipswich Town

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United

Brentford

Fulham

Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City

Nottingham Forest

Reading

Bolton Wanderers

Birmingham City

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic

Brighton

MK Dons

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Huddersfield Town

Preston North End

Rotherham United

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