Leeds legend Eddie Gray reacts to Bolton win, hopes for promotion challenge next season

Elland Road Revie Stand

Leeds United got back to winning ways against strugglers Bolton Wanderers.

Leeds United bounced back from their Monday night horror show at Brighton by beating Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road on Saturday.

The Whites had won just one of 11 games ahead of the clash, with a 4-0 loss at The Amex Stadium putting real pressure on head coach Steve Evans.

The Scotsman changed the team around with Mirco Antenucci back in favour, and the Italian netted two goals to lead his side to a much needed 2-1 victory.

The club are up to 16th in the table, having sat 18th heading into the weekend, and while it is too late to make the play-offs this year, former hero Eddie Gray believes they can lay the foundations for a challenge next season if they kick on between now and May.

He told LUTV: "It wasn't the best performance we have ever put in, at the end we were biting fingernails, but at the end of the day it was about the three points, just to give everybody a lift.

"Hopefully between now and the end of the season we can get a few victories under the belt, try and push up the table.

"Not that it means anything for this season but the longer term, if you look to the future, are we going to be challenging to get in the Premier League next season, you hope so, but today Steve will be pleased with the players, the effort they put in, and two wonderful finishes from Antenucci."

Leeds have a chance to start blooding young players, while getting results can help create stability, and make the club more attractive to potential summer signings.

Next up are Cardiff City, with Leeds travelling to Wales for the clash tomorrow evening (Tuesday).

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