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Ex-Leeds manager backs Bielsa’s men to win league – but states their one weakness

Former Leeds United boss reveals key for the Whites to secure a Premier League return.

Leeds United are so close they can almost taste a return to the Premier League.

The Whites picked up a crucial 2-0 victory over Huddersfield on Saturday which took them top of the Championship table.

What is even more important for Leeds though is the seven-point cushion between themselves and third placed Fulham.

While lifting the title will bring huge satisfaction to Marcelo Bielsa and his players, their only focus will be securing automatic promotion to the top flight via a top two finish.

Former Leeds boss Neil Warnock feels that they have a great chance to secure a Premier League return as champions though, and revealed which weakness they have worked on to climb to the top of the table.

“I think that has probably been their weakness at times, clean sheets, They have been sloppy at times,” Warnock told EFL on Quest, as reported by Leeds Live.

“But the league is such now, that they had a bad spell, have come back and are now cruising again. They have got five wins on the trot and they look unstoppable again.

“No disrespect to the league, but there is not a Wolves in it this year. There isn’t somebody running away with it. Leeds have got every opportunity to go and win the league now.”

Leeds have addressed their issues at the back, keeping five clean sheets in a row and picking up maximum points during that period.

With nine fixtures remaining, supporters will be hoping they can continue their great run of form into the final stages of the season.

If they can, Leeds will end a 16-year wait to return to the Premier League and put the disappointment and heartbreak of last season behind them.

Until a late collapse, the Whites looked destined to secure promotion before falling at the play-off semi-final hurdle, condemning the club to another year in the Championship.

With Bielsa’s men having their destiny in their own hands it is crucial they don’t produce a repeat of last season, however it looks increasingly likely that they will be playing top flight football from August.

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