Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce has backed Leeds United to win promotion this season, according to a report published by The Yorkshire Evening Post.
Bruce took charge of his 900th game on Saturday. It did not go according to plan as Leeds went on to win the game 1-0 with Jack Harrison scoring the only goal of the win.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites side dominated the game from start to finish and deserved the three points.
The result leaves Leeds in second position on the League standings and they have a three-point advantage over third place Sheffield United. At this stage, Leeds may not be able to catch League leaders Norwich City, though they can aim to strongly finish in second position and secure automatic promotion.
With four games remaining, the Yorkshire giants will be fancying their chances of winning promotion to the Premier League and playing in the top-flight for the first time since 2004.
Bruce will certainly be one who knows what is needed to win promotion. The 58-year-old is somewhat of a promotion specialist after having steered clubs to the top-flight on four different instances.
Last season he nearly guided Aston Villa to the top-flight after they lost to Fulham during the promotion-playoff final.
“We didn’t do enough but sometimes you have to credit the opposition. That’s the third time I’ve seen them and they look a very good bet to go up,” Bruce said as reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post.
“The transformation with similar players to where they were 12 months ago is remarkable. The intensity they played at, we found it a struggle and overall if I’m being brutally honest the better team won.
“They look a totally different team to where they were 12 months ago. We found it very difficult to play against. They were very good today, I have to say that.”
Leeds are next in action against Wigan Athletic on Good Friday. This is a game which Bielsa’s side will be expected to win. The Latics are currently relegation relegation candidates and are just two points clear of the drop-zone.
However, they should never be underestimated as they did manage to pull of a surprise 1-1 draw against top of the table Norwich City on Sunday.