Leeds defender Sol Bamba believes Leicester's incredible title win should give Whites belief next season

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Steve Evans' men secured a mid-table finish in the Championship.

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba suggested that Leicester City's Premier League title win should inspire the Whites to believe that they are capable of securing promotion next season, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

United finished just inside the bottom half of the Championship in a campaign that saw them only very briefly threaten to challenge for a play-off spot.

In comparison, the Foxes surprised everyone to win the top flight despite spending the previous season battling relegation, just seven years after they were tussling with Leeds in the third tier. 

And Bamba - who made over 50 league appearances for Leicester earlier in his playing career - suggested that his old side's achievements this season should prove to the Peacocks that they have the potential to go up next term.

"I'm dreaming it could happen next season but it's going to need a lot of hard work. It's possible though. When you see Leicester this season, anything is possible," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post when asked Leeds getting promoted.

As well as watching Leicester's success for themselves, the Leeds squad may be helped in their quest to develop the belief they need for a promotion charge by the fact that Bamba played a small role in the Foxes' journey from the doldrums to the summit of the English game.

Leicester's rapid rise suggests that the club's hierarchy always had the plans in place to ensure that they established themselves at the highest level, and the 31-year-old is likely to have some understanding of what helped make that journey such a success. 

And while he missed out on seeing it through at the King Power Stadium, he will be hoping that his knowledge can help Leeds on their own journey back to the highest level.

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