Stephen Warnock expresses worry about Leeds United's promotion chances

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United produced a number of indifferent performances prior to the international break, but they are still sitting in the top-six in the Championship table.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road on October 1, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Stephen Warnock has stated that he is worried that 'injuries' and the 'size of the squad' will harm Leeds United's chances of earning promotion to the Premier League this term. 

The former Whites defender also claimed that Leeds are the 'biggest club' outside of the Premier League, with Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County next. 


Last season, Leeds were beaten by Derby in the Championship play-off semi-final, and that was a result which was pretty hard to take for the Elland Road faithful because of how well the club had played over the course of the season.

Well, Marcelo Bielsa's side have picked themselves up again, and ex-player Warnock has shared on his personal Instagram what he thinks is holding them back, as he also spoke about their 'biggest club' status outside of the Premier League. 

Warnock message

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Prior to the international break, Leeds were beaten at Millwall, when Gaetano Berardi was sent off after 14 minutes. That, of course, affected Leeds, who were fuming with the decision to send Berardi off and give a penalty to Millwall. 

Nonetheless, since then, Berardi's red-card has been overturned following an appeal by the club, as reported by BBC Sport.

That last game will seriously frustrate the Elland Road faithful, who will be hoping to use that anger in a positive manner when they take on Birmingham City after the international fixtures. 

Leeds have once again been showing signs that they won't be killing teams off despite such dominance over the duration of the 90 minutes, and if that continues then fans will begin to get seriously worried. 

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United reacts towards Leeds United manager

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