LUFC Gray - March is a crucial month
Former Leeds United legend Eddie Gray says Leeds face a crucial month in March with a number of tough games.
Leeds face seven games in March and they start against table toppers Southampton on Saturday evening in Neil Warnock`s first home game since taking over as manager.
Gray believes we will know by the end of this month if we will be challenging for a play-off place and he also thinks Leeds are capable of beating the league leaders on Saturday.
Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Gray said, "It is a crucial month. This will let us know if we are going to be challenging or be there or thereabouts.
Southampton had a little wobble but they now seem to have bounced back. There is no reason why we can`t beat them but to beat them we will have to play well."
Leeds are currently in tenth place, four points behind the play-off places and they face four sides in the division who are currently above them in the next four games.
Southampton and West Ham currently occupy first and second and they are Leeds next two games at Elland Road.
Sandwiched in between, they face local games against Hull City (8th) and Middlesbrough (9th).
Leeds also face games against sides currently scrapping for points to ensure their survival in the championship.
Nottingham Forest and Watford also have to come to Elland Road and they face a trip to their recent adversaries Millwall.
Forest have suddenly found a bit of form and they have moved out of the bottom three. The midlands side had the result of the weekend when they won at high flying Birmingham City becoming the first away side to win at St Andrews this season.
Watford looks Leeds easiest game on paper this month with the hornets struggling on their travels this season. They have won just three times on their travels this season and were beaten 4-0 at Crystal Palace in their last home game.
Millwall are currently six points above the drop zone and have a good record against Leeds at the New Den in recent years.
The Lions have won their last four games against Leeds at home and have only lost three of the fourteen meetings between the two in London.
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