By Peter Lynch

6th Sep, 2023 | 12:10pm

Leeds United ‘every chance’ promotion verdict shared amid Daniel Farke ‘issue’

Leeds United can turn draws into victories as the players gain greater experience in the Championship, according to journalist Joe Donnohue.

The West Yorkshire outfit currently sit 15th in the Championship table, with just one win from their five matches so far.

Having beaten Ipswich Town and lost to Birmingham City, Leeds have also drawn against Cardiff City, West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday.

“Leeds’ transfer business has seen the club bring in nine new faces this summer, many of whom arrived late in the window, meaning their acclimation to the club, Farke’s style and their teammates will take additional time,” Donnohue wrote for the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“This suggests the team are understandably yet to hit full speed. As the team gain greater experience in the second tier, there is every chance they will learn how to turn draws into victories, which has been a particular issue for Leeds during the first month of the season.

“If Farke is able to corral his new-look squad into a regularly winning outfit, Leeds will surge up the standings just as his Canaries side of 2018/19 managed, en route to the Premier League.”

Tough start

As expected, the Whites have had a tough start to life back in the Championship, with the West Yorkshire on just six points from their five matches.

Farke’s men have scored seven goals and conceded seven goals so far, in a start that will not be pleasing to the new boss.

He now has an international break to deal with, but it should come as a positive and allow him to work on various issues on the training ground with the players who are not representing their respective nations.

Fortunately, the German has been there and done it all before in the division with Norwich City, with Whites fans desperate for the manager to achieve similar success at Elland Road.

Things won’t get any easier, however, with plenty of clubs challenging for the precious play-off places. Leeds return to action following the international break with tricky challenges at Millwall and Hull City.

In other Leeds United news, a pundit has fumed at one incident during the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday (2 September).