With just four rounds of matches left in the Championship this season, Norwich City, Leeds United and Sheffield United all are in with a chance of clinching automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Norwich are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 86 points from 42 matches.
Leeds are currently four points behind the Canaries in second place, with United three points behind Marcelo Bielsa’s side in third place.
Norwich’s recent form and performances suggest that they will almost certainly end up in the top two, meaning that the battle for the other automatic spot is between Yorkshire rivals Leeds and United.
Jones wants Leeds to win automatic promotion and Chris Wilder’s United to end up in the Premier League next season via the Championship playoffs.
Jones said on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (6:54am, April 15, 2019): “Norwich have been strong. What my hope is, if one of them go up, hopefully Leeds go second and Sheffield United can follow them in the playoffs.”
Leeds will return to action on Friday afternoon when they take on Wigan Athletic at Elland Road in the Championship, while the Blades will face Nottingham Forest at home.