Leeds will certainly need some character in the coming weeks, four cup finals await the current crop of players who are holding on to their play-off place despite other teams surge in form. Wolves, Burton, Norwich and Wigan all await Garry Monk and his team, and it’s all in our hands.
The late leveller which sparked wild celebrations in the away end at St. James Park was more than just an equaliser. It gave us a crucial point and gave us a huge boost ahead of Monday’s game against Wolves at Elland Road. The goal came in the 95th minute of a game we had no right to be taking anything from. Newcastle were dominant in the second half and had done enough to win most games but not put Leeds to the sword. Heroic performances from the likes of Rob Green and Pontus Jansson kept Leeds in the game before a move of class got the job done, Pablo, Roofe…Wood and off we went.
Garry Monk’s celebrations at the end showed how important the goal was, an outburst of emotion from a man who rarely shows much. If we can finish with some good results the play-off place will be ours. Games at Burton and Wigan are very winnable and should be won if we are in the right frame of mind. Norwich are a decent team at times but have nothing to play for and Wolves are now in a similar position but will want to end the season on a high. No game is easy but all the games are winnable and if we turn up we should take some decent results, with others having some tough run-ins, most notably the in-form Fulham.