Date:Friday December 30 2011
Leeds United boss Simon Grayson says the side are suffering nothing more than a 'little wobble` at the moment and they are still in contention for promotion.
Leeds have picked up just one point from their last three games and have failed to score in the last two.
They travel to Barnsley on Saturday, a side that beat Leeds at Elland Road only last month and put five past Grayson`s side in the corresponding fixture last season.
Last time out, Leeds lost at struggling Derby County 1-0 on Boxing Day and inflicted Leeds first defeat on the road in five games.
Grayson is looking to see his players bounce back with a win at Barnsley and a home win against Burnley in the space of 72 hours to get Leeds promotion push back on track.
Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post , Grayson said, "We`ll be looking to win tomorrow and again on Monday, and our target is promotion and the play-offs at the very least. We still maintain that.
"We`ve not won in three which is a major, major crisis - not.
"Everyone can go on a poor run but it`s not like we`ve got five games to go. There are 20-odd left.
We`ve given ourselves an opportunity and I hope by the end of the season we`re talking about promotion, rather than the little wobble we`re on at the moment."
Leeds are now halfway through the championship season and find themselves in eighth place after their poor run.
Southampton and West Ham are setting the pace at the moment in the championship.
The saints are twelve points clear of Leeds, with West Ham nine points ahead in the final automatic promotion space.
Grayson believes that a strong run in the second half of the season could still see Leeds claim an automatic promotion place. "I still think everyone will be looking at the top two places (in the Championship) but you`d need to go on a decent run to achieve that," continued the Leeds boss who celebrated his third anniversary in charge of Leeds last week.
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Date:Friday December 30 2011
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