Vinnie Jones comments on Leeds United and Sheffield United promotion hopes

Actor Vinnie Jones (L) and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn watch on during the vacant WBC International Featherweight Championship fight between Josh Warrington of Leeds and Dennis Tubieron of...

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

Jack Harrison of Leeds United celebrates scoring the opening goal  with teammates Luke Ayling, Tyler Roberts, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez during the Sky Bet Championship match between...

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.

Vinnie Jones played for both the Whites and the Blades, and the former Wales international midfielder has shared his hopes for the two clubs.

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.

Enda Stevens of Sheffield Unitshoots celebrates with teammate Billy Sharp after scoring his team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield...

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.

Ben Godfrey of Norwich City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Reading at Carrow Road on April 10, 2019 in...

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