100/1: Odds on Leeds United making the play-offs are embarrassing for Massimo Cellino

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Leeds United are a whopping 100/1 just to make the play-offs.

Winning promotion this season was always going to be a tall order for Leeds Untied amid the big spending made by rival clubs, but they would not have expected to be this far back in February.

A loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday left them in 16th place, 14 points back from the play-off spots.

Automatic promotion was never on the agenda, but challenging for the play-off spot should have been a target.

The bookies now rate a late Leeds revival as nigh on impossible.

SkyBet price Leeds at 100/1 just to make the play-offs, pricing Reading at 33/1 despite having the same number of points (36) as the Whites.

There are 16 Championship games left this season, and Leeds should be aiming now to get as close to the top 10 as possible, and find some momentum for the next campaign.

Yet the fear is they are further away than ever, and will struggle to find any momentum for 2016/17. Steve Evans has until May to change that perception, and get owner Massimo Cellino and the fans believing the club can finally return to the top flight.

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