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Sol Bamba suggests key to success for Leeds United next season

Leeds United have endured yet another disappointing campaign in the Championship.

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that consistency will be key to their success next season.

The West Yorkshire outfit have endured yet another disappointing Championship campaign and have failed to finish in the top 10.

The Whites are one of the biggest clubs of England, and a 13th-placed finish in the second tier is simply not good enough.

Leeds have not featured in the Premier League since 2004 and have become also-rans in the Championship in the last few years.

Bamba, who is the club captain, believes that the team need to be consistent next season in order to be successful.

The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international centre-back has also praised head coach Steve Evans, whose current contract with Leeds runs out in the summer.

“Unfortunately we have to deal with it but I just think the key in any success, and Leicester is a good example, is consistency,” Bamba told The Yorkshire Evening Post while discussing Leeds’s mid-table finish. "If you have got that, I think that you have got a chance.

“I think I can clearly say and everyone can see that we lack that and that’s what needs to be adjusted. If that happens then I think we have the chance to do something good.”

“I think Steve deserves a lot of credit because he has worked under extremely difficult circumstances and he has done very well,” added the Leeds defender on Evans. “If this is his last game then obviously we wish him all the best but we will be sad because he has done very well.”

Leeds do not have a great squad, and they need to make some good signings in the summer transfer window.

A top-six finish is not entirely impossible next season, especially given that Sheffield Wednesday have earned a place in the playoffs this campaign.

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