Leeds United suffered their 12th loss of the season on Saturday, with Cardiff City thrashing them 4-1 at Elland Road to further deal a huge blow on their promotion chances.
Manager Thomas Christiansen’s side are now 7 points adrift the playoffs places with 2/3rd of the campaign played, and the Dane has admitted the club’s February run would make or mar their campaign.
The remaining 4 games left in the month will see Leeds come against 3 sides contesting for promotion, and with just 2 points picked up from a possible 18, the club’s 14-season old mission to return to the topflight could fail before March.
The boss confessed ahead of the Cardiff loss: “Every game is another game. If we didn’t take good results (before) then we can do it now.
“It’s a big month with difficult games against top six teams. It’s very crucial and at the end of the month we will see where we stand.
“But I’m convinced that we’re going to make good results and take good points.
“We need to be positive and think that we can do it, and why not? We know what we are able to do and if we have a good day we can beat everyone.”
Leeds will attempt to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointment when they travel to face 8th placed Sheffield United next Saturday.
A home clash against 6th-placed Bristol City is next up before a tricky visit to 2nd placed Derby County.
Next month kicks off with 2 more tough games for Leeds as they visit 9th-placed Middlesbrough before hosting runaway league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.