SkySports pundit comments on Leeds’ survival chances, has advice for Massimo Cellino

Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway suggests that Leeds United will not get relegated from the Championship.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway offered his thoughts on Leeds United’s survival chances on Sky Sports 1 on Monday evening in the build-up to the Championship game between Brighton & Hove Albion and the Whites at the American Express Community Stadium.

Holloway said that Leeds need to pick up one more win in order to retain their Championship status for next season.

The former Leicester City boss also suggested that Whites owner Massimo Cellino should maintain faith in head coach Steve Evans.

“If Steve can have a good rest of the season, get them safe - I think they are more or less safe now to be honest, I think one more win and they will be okay - and then in the summer if he (Massimo Cellino) lets Steve, who has got loads of promotions, buy their players, then Leeds could really go somewhere,” said Holloway.

Leeds suffered an embarrassing defeat to Brighton on Monday evening, going down 4-0 at the American Express Community Stadium.

Losing to a promotion-chasing team away from home was not unexpected, but what was concerning was the Whites’ performance.

Head coach Steve Evans will come under pressure due to the loss and the nature of the defeat, but the result had more to do with individual mistakes from the players than his tactics.

The West Yorkshire outfit are 17th in the Championship table at the moment with 38 points from 33 matches.

Leeds are nine points clear of third-from-bottom Rotherham United and have a game in hand.

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