Andy Ritchie predicts where Leeds United will finish in the table

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

Leeds United will head into 2017 in a fantastic position in the Championship table.

Former Whites striker Andy Ritchie explained that his gut feeling is that Leeds will make the play-offs this season, when writing his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Garry Monk's men have impressed so far this season, and currently sit in fourth position in the Championship table, after a succession of performances where they have displayed high levels of both quality and durability.

The Whites were actually unlucky not to leave Villa Park with all three points on Thursday night, after totally dominating proceedings, and now face the possibility of slipping outside of the play-off spots, if results go again them today.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the matchLeeds United manager Garry Monk 

And Ritchie, who spent four years at Leeds in the mid-80's, offered his opinion on where his former club will finish this season, when writing his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post:

"I wouldn’t be ruling out automatic promotion and I very much doubt his players are. But there’s a fine balance to be struck between ambition and realism. Leeds have a massive opportunity and my gut feeling is that they’re going to reach the play-offs. I’m really confident in saying that despite how tight the division is."

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the matchLeeds United manager Garry Monk 

The West Yorkshire outfit will now be looking to string together a run of victories, to help cement their position inside the top-six.

And with games against Rotherham United, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers all to come during the next month, they have every opportunity of doing just that.

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