Darren Fletcher comments on Leeds and Norwich’s promotion chances

Darren Fletcher of Stoke City scores his sides first goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Stoke City at Ashton Gate on October 27, 2018 in Bristol, England.

Leeds United, Norwich City and Sheffield United are fighting for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Darren Fletcher of Stoke City attempts to tackle Adam Webster of Bristol City  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Stoke City at Ashton Gate on October 27, 2018...

Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher predicted on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT last Friday morning (8:11am, March 8, 2019) that Norwich City will win automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

Fletcher also praised Leeds United and Sheffield United, and the former Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion midfielder believes that the second automatic promotion spot will be a fight between the two Yorkshire clubs.

Fletcher said on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT last Friday morning (8:11am, March 8, 2019): “To be honest, the three teams up there are the three best teams in the league for me, the three best teams we have played.

“Norwich are fantastic keeping the ball, Leeds’s intensity, and Sheffield United, they literally just put you under pressure.

“So I think it is very tight between those two. I think Norwich will definitely go up, and I think it’s a fight between Leeds and Sheffield United for the second automatic promotion place.”

28th August 2018, bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England; Carabao Cup football, 2nd round, Stoke City versus Huddersfield Town; Darren Fletcher of Stoke City plays the ball forward

Tight automatic promotion race

Norwich have been the surprise package of the season, and their form and performances have been superb.

The Canaries are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 72 points from 36 matches, two points clear of second-placed Leeds.

Sheffield United are currently third in the standings with 68 points from 36 matches and are very much in the race for automatic promotion to the Preier League,

With Norwich, Leeds and United all winning their games regularly the race for the automatic promotion spots will go down to the wire.

Darren Fletcher of Stoke City scores his sides first goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Stoke City at Ashton Gate on October 27, 2018 in Bristol, England.

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