Phil Brown backs Leeds United to make the play-offs

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Southend boss Phil Brown believes Leeds United can still make the Championship play-offs.

Former Premier League boss Phil Brown believes Leeds United can still earn a play-off place, despite currently sitting in 18th place.

Speaking to SkySports News HQ Morning View on Tuesday, Brown explained that he felt it was still not too late for Leeds or Wolves, who face off this evening.

He said: "Steve Evans is getting to know the club. They are big teams of old, but underachieving. Both are big enough that with a couple of wins, they have the ability support wise to get some momentum. They are still with capability of getting into the play-offs."

Wolves are in 14th place, only two points ahead of Leeds, and are a particular disappointment on last season, given that they missed out on the play-offs only on goal difference.

Leeds only finished 15th last season and have had an inconsistent campaign this season, sacking one head coach already.

Brown, who perhaps would not mind a shot at managing either club given the opportunity -  found his view was not entirely shared by fellow pundit Gerry Francis.

Former Tottenham boss Francis was not optimistic about Leeds. He said: "Both sets of fans will have thought they'd have been closer to the Premier League

"Wolves been drawing so many games. It's not impossible for Leeds, but I saw Leeds at QPR and they were very disappointing on that day.

"Out of the two wolves have a chance of doing it from their position rather than Leeds."

Leeds will hope to get that particular prediction off on the wrong foot by beating Wolves at Molineux, having drawn away to Charlton at the weekend.


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