By Bruce Watson

14th Dec, 2020 | 5:00pm

'No doubts' - David Prutton makes Premier League prediction as Leeds start to struggle

David Prutton believes that Premier League survival has to be the objective for Leeds United this season after the club hit some poor form. 

Leeds have only won one of their last six league games after a promising start to the campaign that had many Whites fans looking up the table.

Speaking in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Prutton said that a mid-table finish would be ‘absolutely fantastic’ for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

He said, “I still think that anywhere above the bottom three is an absolute triumph for Leeds and apologies if anyone reads this and thinks it sounds a little bit defeatist and I rather hope that it falls into the camp of realism.

“Leeds have been out of the top division for so long that they have got to make sure that they stay there and that’s the first port of call. I’ve got no doubts that there are going to be three teams poorer than Leeds.

“If they are ensconced in that middle third of the Premier League then that would be absolutely fantastic.”

Leeds haven’t had the best of times in the Premier League recently but there is no reason to suggest that the club will be embroiled in a relegation battle this season.

After all, Arsenal are one point behind the Whites in the table and few are suggesting that they might be playing Championship football next season.

Of course, the primary objective for the club is to stay in the Premier League but surely we can aim higher than that?

We’ve beaten high flying Everton, gone toe to toe with Liverpool and drawn against Manchester City this season, we’ve proved we can challenge against some of the best.

Without recent wins, questions will always be asked but Leeds should be comfortable this season. Despite this, we don’t think many Leeds fans would call finishing just above the relegation zone, ‘an absolute triumph’.

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