Warnock believes Leeds United can finally seal Premier League promotion

Former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has backed the Yorkshire outfit to seal their comeback to the Premier League after 16 years. The Championship side were in a commanding position during the previous campaign but their form dipped during the final weeks of the season as they missed out on the automatic promotions spots.

Ultimately, they bowed out of the playoffs at the semi-final stage and that presented another disappointing moment for the fans. In the current season, Leeds experienced a similar stumble at the turn of the year but they have managed to overcome the setback by going on a five-match winning run in the Championship.

Leeds are currently at the top of the standings with a seven-point advantage over third-placed Fulham and Warnock believes the Peacocks are the favourites to seal promotion to the top-flight, he told: “I think that has probably been their weakness at times, clean sheets. They have been sloppy at times.

“But the league is such now, that they had a bad spell, have come back and are now cruising again. They have got five wins on the trot and they look unstoppable again. No disrespect to the league, but there is not a Wolves in it this year. There isn’t somebody running away with it. Leeds have got every opportunity to go and win the league now.”

Earlier this year, Leeds faced the possibility of being overtaken by Fulham for the second position after the west London side got within goal difference of them. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have since won five league games on the bounce and that has enabled them to create a seven-point gap to the Capital outfit.

Leeds have the opportunity to register a sixth-straight victory when they face Cardiff City on the road this weekend. The reverse meeting between the sides ended in a 3-3 draw after the Bluebirds scored two goals during the final 10 minutes.