Lewie Coyle believes a million per cent that Leeds could go up this season

QPR's Olamide Shodipo in action with Leeds United's Lewie Coyle

Leeds United are flying high in the Championship, and Lewie Coyle believes that they can capitalise on their current position.

Leeds United defender Lewie Coyle has told BBC Radio Leeds that he believes a million per cent that the Whites can capitalise on their current position by securing promotion to the Premier League this season.

Garry Monk's men go into their clash with Derby County on Friday fifth in the table having enjoyed a brilliant few months after a very slow start. 

And after years of unspectacular bottom-half finishes in the table, the Elland Road faithful are starting to dream about what the current side can achieve.

Leeds United's Lewie Coyle and Norwich City's Alex PritchardLeeds United's Lewie Coyle and Norwich City's Alex Pritchard

And Coyle suggested that the squad are good enough to prove that they are not just simply riding on a crest of a wave.

"As a squad, I think a million per cent we could go up, I don't see why there's any reason to not believe that," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I think that the way we're playing at the moment and the vibe around the place, the training ground, the ground, just working around it all on a day to day basis, I just feel as though there's no reason why we shouldn't be playing in the Premier League next year."

Leeds United players celebrate after the match

The upcoming clash with the Rams may be the perfect opportunity to prove just how far Leeds have come in recent months, as not only are Steve McClaren's men the team sitting just outside the top six but they are also the team that perhaps sparked the Peacocks' current run.

Since losing at Pride Park in October, the only teams who have beaten Leeds are the current top two in the Championship as well as Liverpool in the EFL Cup, and continuing that kind of run will give them a tremendous amount of belief in the play-off race.

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