Leeds United manager Simon Grayson has said that the club are not suffering from a crisis.

Leeds United were expected to challenge for the automatic promotion spots this season after fans expectations of returning to the Premier League grew over the summer transfer window. However, Simon Grayson has been able to lead the club only to the eighth position in the table, although they have a great opportunity to get into the play-offs position.

Even though the prospect of automatic qualification looks beyond them as of now, Simon Grayson refuses to classify this situation as a crisis.

Leeds United are currently on a three match winless run, but Simon Grayson has said that matches between Burnley and Barnsley on either side of January 1 will prove extremely critical. Leeds United will be making a short trip to Oakwell until the host Burnley on January 2. The Boxing Day defeat at the hands of Derby County has thrown the huge plans by Simon Grayson to achieve play-offs position this season. Blackpool are currently ahead of them on goal difference, but it would take a huge effort on the part of Leeds United to catch the likes of Hull and Cardiff. Even the best championship odds place Leeds at outsiders to take all 6 points from those matches.

“Whenever you lose a couple of games you want to stop that run quickly and get back into a winning habit. That goes for us and for other teams in the division too. 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,” Simon Grayson said ahead of Leeds United‘s match with Burnley. Matches like the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Barnsley have already brought a lot of criticism for Simon Grayson, but he will be hoping for a better New Year.