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Steve Evans comments on Leeds United’s playoff chances

Can Leeds United finish in the top six of the Championship this season?

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that he is not getting carried away with his side’s chances of finishing in the top six of the Championship this season.

The Whites are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 29 points from 22 matches, just five points behind Ipswich Town, who are currently sixth in the standings and occupy the final playoff spot.

“What we have done is separate ourselves from the bottom end,” Evans told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “That was the first objective I set us.

“We can’t get carried away and say we are in any competition to be in the play-offs but we have taken ourselves to within five points of that.

“It makes every point a good point, every three a massive three points. And we have given ourselves an opportunity to get involved in it (the play-off race).”

Leeds have won their last two Championship games, and confidence seems to be high in the camp.

As Evans rightly says, it is not wise to get carried away, especially as the Whites have not been consistent this season.

A top-10 finish this campaign will be considered progress for the West Yorkshire outfit, but this does not mean that the fans cannot dream.

Leeds need to take it one game at a time. If the players continue to get positive results, then they will rise up the table.

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