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Charlie Taylor shares his opinion about Leeds’ playoff chances

Can Leeds United finish in the top six of the Championship this season?

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has admitted to BBC Radio Leeds that it will be tough for his side to finish in the top six of the Championship this season.

Taylor, who is 22 years of age and can play as a left-back or as a left-winger, made the comments following the Whites’ 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday away from home at the Hillsborough Stadium in the league on Saturday afternoon.

“Yeah, I think, the January one especially,” the youngster told BBC Radio Leeds when asked if players will stay at Leeds in January. “Sam’s a different situation with his contract. I can’t see anyone else going. The only thing I can see is probably strengthening now in January.

"Obviously, like you said, the playoffs are a bit of a tough ask now, so whatever the ambition is this season just probably finish as high as we can now and put a platform there for next season.”

Leeds are 17th in the Championship table at the moment with 32 points from 27 matches.

The West Yorkshire outfit are 13 points behind Wednesday, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.

It is a massive gap, and it will be tough for Steve Evans’s side to close it in the coming weeks.

Perhaps more worryingly for Leeds, the gap between themselves and the bottom three is just eight points.

The Whites have a squad good enough to compete in the Championship, but recent results have been poor.

The next couple of games will be massive for Leeds. A home victory against Bristol City and three points at Brentford are now an absolute must.

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