Leeds United goalkeeper Charlie Horton told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he’s confident the club can mount a serious challenge to get promoted this season.
Horton was one of Uwe Rosler’s first summer signings when he was confirmed as the club’s next manager and he feels the side are in great shape, with the togetherness needed to have a great chance of being successful of the next year.
Leeds started well in the Championship last weekend against Burnley and face a tense derby in the League Cup against Doncaster Rovers this evening.
“Any team in the Championship that has success is a team that plays together. You don’t get very far when you play as individuals,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“We understand we have to play well and that’s on our shoulders but we feel we’ve been put in a good position to do so. The team’s looking positive. We look like we’re going to mount a real go at it.”
What’s the main aim for Leeds?
A good run in a domestic cup competition is always positive because of the potential for a manager to rotate and because of the financial incentives it creates.
However, the main focus for Leeds this season has to be the league and getting into a position where promotion into the Premier League is possible.
Leeds are arguably the biggest club outside of the top flight of English football and a team that needs to be back in the mix in terms of clashing with the biggest sides in the country.
That would improve the quality of the team, as well as allowing the side to benefit from the historic Premier League TV rights deal, which kicks into effect next season.