Former Leeds United and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has weighed in with his thoughts on the Yorkshire giants’ promotion push.
The Whites are currently five points clear of third place in the Championship, as they have taken a huge step towards a return to the top flight.
With just 10 games remaining, if Marcelo Bielsa’s side can retain their place in the top two then Leeds will secure a return to the Premier League via automatic promotion.
Robinson is confident that Leeds will be playing in the top flight next season, underlining the importance of Mateusz Klich and Pablo Hernandez as a key reason for the side’s success in 2019-20.
When asked what the duo brought to the Whites, the former England international waxed lyrical.
“Experience. Him and Klich, they’re experienced and when they’re playing well Leeds click,” the former Leeds man told MOT Leeds News.
“They’ve had their blip, the performance against Brentford was the catalyst. Leeds won three in a row 1-0 after that which is unusual for them and then were rewarded with a 4-0.
“I don’t see any way in which Leeds don’t go up now, I really don’t.”
Hernandez is widely recognised as the most important player in the Leeds squad, often coming up with moments of magic that inspire the side to victory.
With six goals and six assists in 27 appearances this season, the Spanish winger is a hugely important figure at Elland Road.
Polish international Klich has also featured 38 times in all competitions for Leeds during the current campaign, bringing balance to Bielsa’s midfield and becoming a key component in his set up.
Both players have been instrumental in getting Leeds to where they are in the Championship table, and will play a huge role in how the rest of the season pans out.
Klich and Hernandez will need to be at their best if the Whites are to stay ahead of the chasing pack to secure automatic promotion, with Fulham and Nottingham Forest hoping from a slip up.
While the heartbreak of last season will remain in the back of their minds, Leeds will need to focus on getting the job done and finally securing their return to the Premier League.