By Saikat Mandal

30th Mar, 2022 | 11:15am

Eddie Gray sets challenge for Leeds United under Jesse Marsch

Eddie Gray wants to see Leeds United challenging for the top six under Jesse Marsch going forward.

The Whites are struggling in the Premier League this season, and are fighting for survival.

Gray feels that in the long run the club should aim higher, and replicate what West Ham have done under David Moyes.

“This season is all about survival but Jesse is clever enough to know Leeds fans are a different breed and don’t settle for mid-table,” said Gray in an interview with Daily Mail.

“We have to strive to be in the top six, challenging for places in Europe. If West Ham can do it, so can we.”

Spot on

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Gray is absolutely spot on here. This season is all about survival but the club should think forward once they achieve their target.

If the White can add more quality players to their ranks, they should definitely aim for a top-six finish going forward. It should be a realistic target for them.

West Ham is a very good example. When David Moyes took charge of the club, they were fighting for survival.

However, through proper management and strong recruits, they came close to making it to the top four last season.

This season, while they have dropped off the pace in the top-four race, a place in the top-six is highly gettable.

On top of that, they are in the quarter-finals of the Europa League as well. Leeds should be aiming to achieve a similar feat under Marsch.

At the moment, they should keep their focus on moving up the table.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has broken his silence on Twitter sharing when he will leave the club