Leeds United have been a wonderful team to witness this term, for they have been delivering with respect to the blueprint, and ensuring that they are constantly taking marauding steps to get an uplift. Garry Monk has waved his magic wand ever since giving his nod to the baptism of fire involved in entertaining a club which has been infamous for being impatient with their managers. Whilst resurrecting his managerial career as well, the former Swansea City boss has indeed done a remarkable job being at the helm.
Leeds United, however, had been erratic prior to their last league outing against Bristol City, as they succumbed to Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town by 0-2 and 2-1 scoreline. The pressure of cementing their feet in the top six did take a daunting toll on them but they have returned to the winning ways by registering a 2-1 win over Bristol City on Valentine’s Day fixtures. Chris Wood bagged his 22nd goal of the season and Pablo Hernandez once again showed that he should be plying his trade in the Premier League.
But most importantly from the team’s perspective, having the last laugh against the Robins could very well be the stepping stone for Leeds United to ensure that they maintain their stronghold in order to ensure that they remain indulged in the scheme of things to earn a play-off spot. Monk might not have had the luxury of having a side fully loaded with quality or depth, and credit where it is due, he has done an outstanding job with whatever he has at his disposal and after their latest win, they have managed to hold onto the fifth spot and have extended their lead over seventh placed Norwich City by six points. But the job is still far from done at the moment.
Nonetheless, the Peacocks do have a strong defensive setup comprising of Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley at the heart of their backline, with Luke Ayling and Charlie Taylor on the flanks. They did pick up the pace very nicely after a slow start to life under Monk’s tutelage and although their attacking arsenal heavily rests on the shoulders of Chris Wood, the likes of Ronaldo Vieira, Souleymane Doukara and Pablo Hernandez have chipped in goals to rescue the West Yorkshire based outfit.
With the season entering into the business end, Leeds United have crunch fixtures ahead of them and it was unarguably an apt period to set their wheels back on tracks. They have done their basics right and now that the stroke of the clock getting seemingly inclined to their favour once again, what is of paramount importance for them at the moment is to keep the momentum going until the end of the season.