Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson has praised his former club’s mentality and believes the promotion line is within their sights.
Leeds once had an 11-point gap between themselves and third place, but let that slip after a poor run of form over December and January, however – five wins on the bounce has seen them rebuild a lead and they now sit top of the Championship and seven points clear of third place. Robinson has hailed the Whites’ mentality in being able to recover after their blip.
He believes the Whites will secure promotion to the top flight for the first time in 16 years – and believes just four wins out of their last nine games will be enough to see them over the line.
“To be completely honest, I think Leeds are almost there,” he told MOT Leeds News.
“Look around them and the teams are doing their best to drop points. Fulham dropped another two at the weekend and the gap is seven points again. I think that’s just about it.
“I think another four wins, to be honest, would do it, and I strongly believe that Leeds are going up. You don’t want to say it and the fans don’t want to say it, but from the outside looking in, if I didn’t have the affinity with Leeds, if it wasn’t my club, I’d say they were definitely up.
“The way they’re playing, the confidence… they had that huge blip, they let that massive gap go, but to be able to recover mentally and on the pitch and get those results and build that gap back up again, shows how mentally and physically strong they are.”
Leeds have a notoriously tough trip to Cardiff on Sunday, before hosting Fulham on Wednesday, as they look to tick off two of the four wins that Robinson reckons would see them up.