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David O'Leary responds to question about Leeds United's promotion hopes

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

David O'Leary spent four years as Leeds United's manager.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

David O'Leary has told LUTV that former club Leeds United are on track to right the wrongs of last season and finish in the playoff spots come May.

Thomas Christiansen's side edged out Norwich City at Elland Road on Saturday to move one point adrift of the top six and keep their Premier League promotion bid on course.

Leeds were managed by Garry Monk last season and somehow failed to secure one of the four playoff spots, after picking up just six points from a possible 24 toward the end of the campaign which scuppered their chances, with Monk's side finishing seventh in the end.

A general view of Elland Road prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Leeds United and Rotherham United at Elland Road on January 9, 2016 in Leeds, England.

O'Leary was in attendance this past weekend to watch his former club beat the Canaries, and the Irishman, who managed United for four years until 2002, suggested that he was surprised how his old side failed under the now-Middlesbrough manager.

“I thought we’d have got in the play-off last year and I thought we were looking so good for it,” he told LUTV.

“This time I still think we are there or thereabouts for those play-off places.I think Wolves are the best team I’ve seen in the league so far, it’s a tough league to get out of.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

"I think if you can get into the play-offs then anything can happen.”

The West Yorkshire side were the pace setters early on in the Championship season but Wolverhampton Wanderers have indeed taken over that mantle, with Nuno Espirito Santo's side boasting an eight-point cushion in the automatic promotion places.

As mentioned, Leeds would've won a playoff spot last term if not for a horrific end to the season, and Christiansen, whose side host Hull City on Saturday, needs to remember that slow but steady will probably win the race this time around.

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