Port Vale midfielder Michael Brown says that the Leeds United players cannot afford to take it easy.
Port Vale midfielder Michael Brown has told TV Yorkshire that the Leeds United players cannot afford to take their foot off the gas.
Leeds are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 36 points from 30 matches. The West Yorkshire outfit are 14 points behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday and 11 above the bottom three.
The Whites’ league campaign is virtually over - they are now unlikely to break into the top six and have a squad good enough not to finish in the bottom three.
Brown, who played for Leeds from 2011 to 2014, has warned the players against taking it easy between now and the end of the season.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham midfielder has said that the Leeds players need to perform to the best of their abilities in order to remain at the club beyond the summer.
“I think in football these days, especially at a club like Leeds United, you are always playing for yourself, you are playing for your position, and you are playing to be in the team because this is where it matters - to come out on a Saturday afternoon and play in front of 25,000,” Brown told TV Yorkshire.
“And I think if you don’t do it, there is a long window, you will be replaced, so there’s always something. The managers, the owners, they don’t forget, so come next season you will be replaced if you are not performing.”
Leeds still have the FA Cup to play for, although not many will back them to go all the way and win the prestigious cup competition.
As Brown suggests, the players should be professional and try to win every game. A top-six finish is unlikely now, but ending up in the top 10 is certainly within reach of Leeds.
Perhaps that is what Steve Evans’s side should strive for now…