The incredible Leeds stat that proves exactly what they need in 2016

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Leeds shone away from home in 2015, posting the best record of any Championship side.

Leeds United fans won't forget 2015 quickly, even though they'll probably want to forget a lot (if not most) of it!

Too much happened for 2015 to be seen as anything other than a rollercoaster year for the Whites. It ended well but the lows were plentiful - while the extreme differences between the highs and lows were frightening.

One incredible stat, however, highlights what was good about Leeds' calendar year: their best on-field characteristic, in fact. Indeed, no Championship side posted a better away record than United.

That's a very impressive feat considering the off-field antics that plagued the Whites throughout. There were memorable wins on the road and hard-fought ones. There were convincing victories and the narrowest of triumphs.

But the statistic also shows exactly what Leeds need in 2016 - a better home record.

Just imagine what Steve Evans' men (or whoever may take charge at some point later in the year...) could achieve if the Leeds players posted anywhere near the same kind of results at Elland Road. Something to hope for during the New Year period, no doubt.

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