Grayson wants 100% finish
Simon Grayson hopes that Leeds' 2-1 victory at Yeovil on Monday marked the end of their slump.
Last Updated: 05/04/10 7:11pm
Leeds manager Simon Grayson hopes that his side's 2-1 victory at Yeovil on Monday marked the end of their slump in form and the beginning of their 'mini-season'.
Defeats to Southampton, Millwall, Norwich and Swindon had seen automatic League One promotion become far from a certainty for the formerly table-topping Whites, so two first-half headers from captain Richard Naylor were more than welcome.
Leeds had been utterly dominant after taking the lead, but they were forced to hang on for the points against relegation-threatened Yeovil after Dean Bowditch scored what was eventually only a consolation in the 66th minute.
Grayson was disappointed that the three points were not as comfortable as they should have been, however, he was pleased to win ugly and targeted a 100 per cent finish to the season in his side's last half-a-dozen games of the campaign
Asked if Leeds' wobble in form was over, Grayson told Sky Sports 1: "Hopefully. The proof will be in the pudding next week when we play Southend.
"We have got to kick on now and hopefully people are still writing us off."
Feeling the heat
There have been suggestions Grayson is facing the sack following his team's failings and he admits he has been feeling the heat.
He added: "It is tough because you are a manager and you are under pressure for every decision you make.
"It is easy when you are top of the league and things are going well for you, but you have got to dig deep as a staff and as a group and that is what we have done.
"We still have not achieved anything and we have got six games to try and do that, but today is hopefully the start of our mini-season."
Captain Naylor was also well aware of the significance of the victory at Huish Park.
He said: "It was very important that we got back on track.
"Results have not been what we wanted lately, so it was important we put in a decent away performance and got the three points."