Liam Bridcutt insists that Leeds have turned a corner in recent weeks despite poor performance against MK Dons

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The draw at the weekend extended Steve Evans' side's unbeaten run.

Liam Bridcutt has insisted that Leeds United have turned a significant corner in recent weeks, despite the disappointing draw against the MK Dons, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

A bizarre late own goal from Anthony Kay spared United's blushes at Elland Road at the weekend, and ensured that the club's unbeaten run was extended to seven games.

And the on-loan midfielder - who the Yorkshire Evening Post reports is on the verge of extending his loan until the end of the season - believes that while they were not good enough against Karl Robinson's side, there is plenty of reason for optimism.

"We've set our standards so high and in the last few weeks we've been unbelievable," he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"We weren't really at it [against MK Dons] and it's one of those things. I think you've got to look at it in the context of us having a good run.

"We were probably due a game where we weren't really at the races. For us it's about building on and getting back to winning ways."

In previous years - or perhaps, just earlier on in the current campaign - a performance like the one seen for the majority of the MK Dons clash would have resulted in Leeds falling to an extremely frustrating defeat.

And while the performance for the majority of the game was frustrating, the fact that Steve Evans' side continued to battle until the end highlights a fresh attitude within the squad, even if they had to rely on an opponent to bail them out with a dreadful mistake. 

Saturday's game followed a tough away clash against Nottingham Forest - where United bagged a point but had a couple of clear-cut opportunities to take home all three - and then a very credible home draw with high-flyers Derby County.

With two strong performances in quick succession, both against strong opposition, it would hardly have been a surprise if Leeds assumed that relegation candidates MK Dons would be a much easier prospect.

In the last two games with which Leeds have gone in as favourites - against Preston and MK Dons - United have put in two largely sub-standard performances.

And while in previous years, that would have almost certainly meant two defeats - which would have been all the more frustrating due to the way the team was able to raise their game against Forest and Derby - Evans' men have taken four points out of a possible six, which suggests that Leeds have now found a way to grind out results, something that may prove valuable if they do drag themselves into the play-off mix. 

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