Ex-Leeds United player backs club to get the job done

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes that the club will do enough this weekend to keep their Premier League promotion hopes alive.

Garry Monk’s side are placed in fifth in the Championship table, five points above closest playoff challengers Fulham with six games left to play.

The former Swansea City boss has done a remarkable job after a shaky start to the campaign, but they head into this weekend’s match against Preston on the back of two defeats in a row.

The Whites were beaten 1-0 by Reading at the start of the month, and that was followed up with a 2-0 loss to Brentford on the road.

Saturday’s fixture at Elland Road is extra special due to former Whites boss Simon Grayson being in the opposing dugout.

The 47-year-old, who began his playing career at Leeds before leaving in 1992, spent four years in charge of the West Yorkshire outfit before joining Huddersfield Town in 2012.

Prutton, who spent three years of his playing days at Leeds, believes that there will not be a winner on the day, but a point will be enough for Monk’s side.

HeĀ told Sky Sports:

“This one is nicely poised. Simon Grayson has done a superb job at Preston and has a great affinity with Leeds, but will feel he has something to prove at his former club.

“Leeds have had a couple of poor results since the international break, but they’ve come too far this season to let it go from here and I think they’ll get the draw here and go on to make the playoffs.”