By Craig Scott

12th Dec, 2019 | 7:30pm

MOT View: Ian Holloway warning should be taken very seriously by Leeds if they want promotion

Ian Holloway has warned that someone outside of the top-two could catch up with Leeds United and West Brom before the end of the Championship season.

Leeds and West Brom are currently running away with it at the top with the two sides 11 points clear of third-placed Fulham.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men went top of the table this week with a win against Hull while the Baggies dropped points to struggling Wigan as they drew 1-1 at the DW Stadium on Wednesday night.

Ex-Blackpool manager Holloway has admitted that it would take a lot of work for someone to beat Leeds and West Brom to the automatic spots now.

However he does warn that a club could repeat Fulham’s feat of 2017/18.

Although the London club did not finish in the top-two in that season, they did go on a 23-match unbeaten run to rise from 12th in the table to third.

“They’ll take some catching (West Brom and Leeds),” Holloway told Football League World.

“But I honestly believe what Fulham did two or three years ago could happen again if a team brings in the right players.

“At the moment they’re all getting hit by punches, it’s about who can stand up and keep hold of their best players.

“I love the Championship, I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.”

Holloway’s warning is one that Leeds should take seriously.

The Championship is one of the most unpredictable leagues in the world and that is why the two predicted leaders need to keep checking over their shoulder.

Fulham could well go on another impressive run in the New Year if they spend some money while there are others in the play-off mix who need to be monitored.

Hopefully Leeds can continue their winning ways so that they do not have to pay attention to how anyone else is doing.

But until promotion is mathematically in the bag, there always has to be attention paid to those who are in tow.

In other Leeds United news, this player blew away Tony Cottee on Tuesday but is bound to be frustrated with his situation.