Three Leeds players that have 15 matches left to save their career at Elland Road

Leeds United’s chances of securing a top-six finish in the Championship took another huge hit last Saturday when they were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield United in Paul Heckingbottom’s first match in charge of the club.

Considering the Blades are also looking to secure a play-off position and were only two points ahead of the Whites at kick-off, the result was particularly disappointing and left the visitors once again looking unlikely to be in the mix for promotion to the Premier League at the end of the campaign.

However, they do still have 15 matches left and an opportunity to close the eight-point gap between them and sixth-place Bristol City when they host the Robins at Elland Road on Sunday, and Heckingbottom will be looking to pick up his first win in order to move his 11th-placed team up the standings as soon as possible.

The Yorkshire outfit still have plenty left to play for this term despite their poor form in recent weeks – including a number of league defeats and getting knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two opposition in Newport County – and there are a number of their players whose futures are also in severe doubt right now.

Those individuals will be fighting hard over the course of the next few months to prove to Heckingbottom that they have a future at Elland Road beyond the end of the current campaign.

Here are three Leeds players that have 15 Championship matches left to save their United careers…