Three former Leeds United players who can kill their play-off chances

Norwich's Jonny Howson celebrates scoring their first goal

Leeds face Burton, Norwich and Wigan in their last games.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk talks to his playersLeeds United manager Garry Monk talks to his players

Leeds United's play-off aspirations took a dent at the weekend when they lost to Wolves, and they now sit in seventh.

Fortunately with three games to go their fate is in their own hands, with Leeds knowing that three wins will guarantee them a spot in the top six.

In their path are Burton Albion, Norwich City and Wigan Athletic, who between them boast a collection of former Leeds players.

Here are three who could land a fatal blow to the Whites' play-off aspirations...

Luke Varney

Luke Varney during Blackburn trainingLuke Varney 

Luke Murphy is unavailable to face Leeds as conditions of his loan spell, but another Luke could make an impact for Burton Albion next weekend.

Luke Varney had a disappointing spell at Elland Road between 2012 and 2014, and is at his third club since leaving the Whites.

He has already haunted them once with Blackburn Rovers, winning a penalty to deny Leeds a win back in 2015.

At Burton Albion, Varney has a disappointing record since signing in January, with no goals in 12 appearances so far.

It would be terrible timing if the 34-year-old broke his duck against his former side this weekend.

Jonny Howson

Norwich's Jonny Howson scores their first goalNorwich's Jonny Howson scores 

Jonny Howson was a popular player at Leeds, rising through their academy to captain the club.

Under the ownership of Ken Bates at the time, Leeds could not afford to keep him, and he signed for Norwich City, where he has since gone on to play in the Premier League.

Howson remains at Norwich and is looking up at Leeds in the table.

He has scored six goals this season and provided five assists, and is a difference maker Leeds will not relish coming up against at Elland Road.

Stephen Warnock

Ipswich Town's Grant Ward in action against Wigan Athletic's Stephen Warnock (R)Ipswich Town's Grant Ward in action against Wigan Athletic's Stephen Warnock (R)

It's fair to say Stephen Warnock has not enjoyed the success he hoped when he left Leeds and was sold to Derby in 2015.

The left-back is now at Wigan who will likely have their relegation confirmed by the last day of the season.

Nonetheless the experienced full-back has the potential to frustrate Leeds and their misfiring wingers in a game where all the pressure will be on the Whites.

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