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Grayson We realised one goal would get us promoted

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson didn`t want to settle for a point on Saturday as his Leeds side went all out for three points in the closing stages at Charlton.

Leeds finished the game with five strikers on the field as Grayson went all out for promotion with Millwall losing 2-0 at Tranmere.

They was beaten very late on when captain Richard Naylor headed into his own goal.

Speaking on the Football League Show, Grayson said "We had some great opportunities and the keeper made some good saves. Obviously in the last fifteen minutes we realised one goal would get us promoted. You take responsibility as a manager when you make them decisions and we had five strikers on the pitch and we done with a sucker punch."

The result does still leave Leeds in the box seat for promotion with just one game remaining next weekend.

In a tremendous finish to the League One campaign anyone of five teams could still join Norwich City in the Championship next season.

Leeds will be cheered on by nearly 40,000 at Elland Road against Bristol Rovers and remain firm favourites to take the final automatic spot.

In the clash of the day Millwall welcome Swindon Town to the Den with both sides one point behind Leeds and in with a shout of taking second spot.

Charlton are a further point behind and travel to Oldham Athletic.

Huddersfield Town have crept into the reckoning on the final day and will need to see a five-goal swing to have any chance of being promoted next weekend.

They travel to Exeter City on the final day with the Grecians also desperate for three points to avoid relegation.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 2 2010

Time: 1:00PM

Your Comments

He went for it and it didn't come off, we just need to make sure we don't need five strikers on near the end next week!
King Billy
Still worry about the commitment of the players, we should have been giving 110% for this game but rarely got out of second gear.
dazza71
Quite frankly, if we can't beat Bristol Rovers at home, under any circumstances, we don't deserve to go up. We need an early goal to settle nerves. And I've not been his greatest fan of late, but I think we ought to start with Beckford. He's a natural goalscorer and can convert the half chances that others may not... it's going to be a nervous week!
AmsterdamWhite
A bit worried yet again by the 'bottle' mentality that Leeds have always had. I am really not looking forward to the Bristol match I have a bad feeling. Call me whatever you want but in postions like this we have all been let down by us not performing on the big day and there has been few bigger days than this coming up. I just hope i'm wrong...???
Only-Sleggin
S G seems to be stuck with playing his favourites, most of the fans are not as blinkered and would have dropped both Naylor and Hughes, he needs to stand up to all the players especially the Captain
Tiny T
Grayson did the right thing in going for it but was just unlucky it didn't pay off. With the firepower we have at the club, we should take the game to Bristol from the 1st whistle.
AndyCapsXI
got to have that winning mentality if you are to get promotion, not just turn up on the day, but turn up and play as though your life depended on it.
Buzz Lightyear
 

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