By Dan Carter

14th Sep, 2023 | 6:10pm

Leeds United fans clearly marching together as 46% top-six figure emerges

The summer transfer window can be deemed a success with more Leeds United fans now believing that the Whites can finish in the top six than they did in May, according to LeedsLive.

The website posted on Thursday (14 September) the results of a poll they had run both before the transfer window had started and following its closure to find out where fans believed Daniel Farke’s side would finish this season.

While there has been a fall in fans who believe that Leeds would finish in the automatic promotion places, from 35 per cent to 13 per cent, the number of supporters who believe that the Whites will at least finish in the play-off places has risen from 18 per cent to 46 per cent.

That means in May 53 per cent of supporters believed that Farke’s team would finish between first and sixth in the Championship compared to 59 per cent following the closure of the transfer window, representing a small but definite improvement.

Although it was an incredibly tumultuous summer at Elland Road, with 16 senior players departing either on permanent deals or loan switches and the Whites making nine new additions to their squad, it feels as though Leeds are now in a better place.

The additions that have been made offer Farke several players with plenty of quality to offer in England’s second tier, the likes of Djed Spence, Sam Byram and Joe Rodon have impressed during previous spells in the Championship and have a point to prove during their time in West Yorkshire.

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Joel Piroe has been one of the most prolific forwards in the division over the last two seasons, while it wasn’t too long ago that Glen Kamara was running the show for Rangers as they found their way into the Europa League final.

While a number of very talented players departed Farke’s side, there seems to be a belief from supporters that the Whites are in a better place now than they were four months ago thanks to some smart transfer business and a few positive performances at the start of the season.

Now the German boss needs to repay the faith that supporters have put in him over the summer with some improved results. With the transfer window now closed and the turmoil finished, for now, Leeds need to begin climbing up the table.

Hopefully, the Elland Road fanbase’s faith will be rewarded and Farke can guide Leeds at least into the play-off positions.

In other Leeds United news, Gary Rowett has shared his view on Farke following the difficult summer at Elland Road