Bates - Play-offs are 'feasible'
Leeds chairman Ken Bates believes it is 'feasible' for the club to achieve a play-off spot in the wake of some favourable Championship results.
Last Updated: 15/03/12 3:33pm
Leeds United chairman Ken Bates believes it is 'feasible' for the club to achieve a play-off spot in the wake of some favourable Championship results.
Manager Neil Warnock's side returned to winning ways over the weekend courtesy of a surprise 2-0 victory over high-flying Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
That result moved the West Yorkshire club to within four points of Cardiff City, who were sixth after the weekend's fixtures.
The Bluebirds squandered their game in hand on Tuesday after losing 3-0 to play-off chasing Hull City, while Birmingham City also dropped three points following a 3-1 loss to Leicester City.
After appearing out of the race for a play-off spot following Leeds' goalless draw against the Tigers, Bates thinks things are 'looking good' and that there could be exciting times ahead.
"All of a sudden things are looking good," Bates told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
"The general feeling is that if you get 75 points then you're in the play-offs. We've got 53 so we want 22 out of 30. That's a high standard but on the other hand why not set it for ourselves?
"I think Neil's target of 74, 75 points is feasible and we probably need 22 points out of the last 30 but we're Leeds United so why shouldn't we have them?
"We've got the players, we've now got the inspiration driving the players and we've got the fans behind the team. It could be an exciting time."