Following a rough patch of form that saw them slip down the Championship log, Leeds appear to be finally back on track having picked up 7 points from their last 4 games.
The Elland Road outfit drew with 4th-placed Aston Villa at the weekend, and were impressive even though picking up all 3 points would have been better.
Leeds skipper Liam Cooper was full of praises for the recent form of his teammates, and is now convinced that they can match anyone in the Championship.
The defender told the press post-game: “Two or three weeks ago we may have lost that game and we have definitely come a long way, we have picked up seven points from the last 12, it is good form and we have to keep that going now.
“We know if we are on it and compete to the best of our ability that we can beat anybody in this league.
“It is about being on it from the first minute of every game, you can’t afford not to be in the Championship because you can get found out.
“In the last few games it has really clicked in people’s minds, we are starting games with a real tempo and that is bringing success for us.”
Leeds have a great chance to move up from 8th into the playoff places before the New Year, with the remaining 5 games of the year coming against teams in the bottom half of the Championship table.
It’s been a better side so far compared to the one that fell apart and got brutally exposed all of October.
Manager Thomas Christiansen has managed to get his players firing on all cylinders again, and while they are still not near that early season explosive form, the signs are very promising.