Promotion push ‘still possible’ for Leeds

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has hinted at a possible promotion push after two wins on the bounce.

Steve Evans.

The Whites are nine points away from the play-off places after victories against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City over the last eight days.

Evans admitted that that gap is a considerable distance at this stage of the season.

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However, he also said he was not satisfied with just keeping the club in the Championship, despite safety being the remit under which owner Massimo Cellino hired him.

He said: “The remit I got from the president was to make sure we’re in the Championship.

“I don’t want to just make sure we’re in the Championship, but we know we have a lot of tough work to do.

“It sounds very simple to say we’re nine points off the play-offs. That’s a lot of points to be so far off at this point in the chasing group, but we’ve come from the bottom group.

“We’ve got ourselves a couple of decent wins - the win against Huddersfield on Saturday and the win at Elland Road against Cardiff.”