Rival Championship boss' response when asked if Leeds will make the play-offs

Paul Lambert manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers

Leeds United suffered a setback in their push for promotion at the weekend with a defeat against Wolves.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul LambertWolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

Wolves boss Paul Lambert spoke to reporters in the aftermath of his side's impressive 1-0 victory over the Whites on Monday, and backed Garry Monk's men to force their way back inside the top six, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds currently sit in seventh position in the Championship table, level on points with sixth placed Fulham and two points adrift of fifth placed Sheffield Wednesday.

With those two sides playing each other on the final day of the season, however, three wins from the Whites' final three games would seal them a place inside the play-off spots.

And Lambert explained why he believes the West Yorkshire outfit are still very much in it, when speaking to reporters, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post:

Wolves manager Paul LambertWolves manager Paul Lambert

“I think it’s really tight to call. I think they are well in the mix, really in the mix, and without knowing their run in – to come here and get results is really difficult with the crowd that it has got behind it. It could go right to the wire. If you asked me do I think they can still do it? Absolutely they still get in it. Okay, we have put a dent in it, or derailed it, but I am pretty sure that Garry is experienced enough to get them back on it.”

Leeds have one home game remaining, against Norwich City. That match is sandwiched by two away trips to Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic respectively.

No game in the Championship is ever easy, but those three games are fixtures Garry Monk would expect his side to win. And this period will be a real test of his management skills, as he looks to lift confidence and moral amongst the Leeds squad, as they head into the most important three games of their season.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

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