Howson looking forward
Leeds captain Jonny Howson is not overreacting following the disappointing 3-0 defeat at Swansea.
Last Updated: 28/02/11 5:14pm
Leeds United captain Jonny Howson is not overreacting following the disappointing 3-0 defeat at Swansea on Saturday.
The Whites were well beaten by their promotion rivals at the Liberty Stadium and while they remain in the play-off places, will now be looking over their shoulder at teams coming up behind them.
Leeds have had a fine season in the Championship following their promotion from League One last term and some good performances have given them a shout of a top-six finish this time around.
Howson, 22, believes there are still many twists and turns to come before the end of the campaign and is not too concerned after the Swans result.
"We've seen plenty happen in football. We are only three games away from the top two," he told Leeds' official website.
"We have Nottingham Forest and QPR to play and others have to play each other. We have to concentrate on our own form.
"At this stage of the season, the final push, they will all be big games. There's teams fighting against relegation and going for promotion, and there will be a few freak results.
"The positive is we've lost two in 21 and we can't let one game take away from that run of form.
"We'll look to Saturday now and getting another win. We've been on good form. We can't let it take too much out of us.
"We spoke after the Barnsley game back in September when people overreacted. Yes, we got well beaten on Saturday, but it was three points we've lost and there's still a lot to play for."
Howson admits Leeds were never at the races in South Wales at the weekend but has backed his team to respond against Doncaster Rovers at Elland Road in their next game.
"Any time a defeat is hard to take. We weren't at it, we never got going and against a very good side. It can happen like it did on Saturday," he added.
"They are a very good side, they played very well and some of their stuff you have to hold your hands up.
"Some of our play at times was disappointing and not to the standards we know we can play. We'll have to have a look at it.
"You think about your own performance and think, what could I have done? You can ask loads of questions. But you have to take it on the chin, put it down as a bad performance and move on to Saturday."