Ben White sets Leeds ambitious target ahead of return

Date published: Saturday 20th June 2020 1:18

Ben White, Helder Costa

Leeds defender Ben White has steeled his side for “the last push” towards the Premier League – and has set his teammates a lofty target.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side were a point clear at the top of the Championship when football was paused in March. They also a seven-point buffer on third-placed Fulham before the weekend’s games with nine matches to play.

White, who has extended his loan from Brighton until the season’s end, is confident everything is in place.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s trip to Cardiff, White told LUTV: “We all believe and we know what we can do.

“This is the last bit and the last push, we’ve given everything to get into the position we are and we don’t want to let it go now.

“It’s going to be tough, but I think all of the work we’ve put in over the season is going to build us to do well. We need to tick off each game as it comes and try to get get three points in every game.”

As well as White, Leeds know they can also rely on a quartet of players who have agreed to stay for the conclusion of the campaign.

Gaetano Berardi has signed a contract extension to cover the extended period, as has Helder Costa. The loans on Jack Harrison and Illan Meslier have also been stretched.

 

 

 

Cardiff ready for Leeds clash

The Bluebirds have plenty to play for too, lying two points outside the play-off spots heading into hiatus.

Sean Morrison hopes the return of competitive football can provide a wider feel-good factor.

“We’re lucky that we’ve been able to get back to training in the last few weeks,” he said.

“People have gone through tough times and hopefully football being back on the TV will bring a bit of joy.

“We’re just really looking forward to getting back out there on Sunday. If we want to make the top six, we’ll have to attack every game like it’s our last.”

 

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