Leeds United suffered a 2-1 defeat against Blackburn Rovers during the weekend.
This defeat is yet another hit to their promotion aspirations, but defender Stephen Warnock is not prepared to let this defeat to get into the heads of the young players. Leeds have several young players like Lewis Cook whose heads could drop at a vital stage in the season. Even though the prospect of an automatic promotion spot appears to be beyond them, Leeds can still reach the play-offs since the season has more than half of the matches remaining. However, December represents a crucial time in the Championship season due to the sheer number of matches.
Warnock has speculated enough experience in the game to be aware that more points dropped during this period could hurt the club’s objective for the campaign. He is not prepared to allow this as he believes that the experience of older players, like himself, will help the team get back on track. Leeds have been showing decent form at home and their next match is at Ellands Road where they take on Derby County. The Championship leaders represent a very tough match for Leeds given that they come on the back of three consecutive wins. However, they are one of the top teams in the division to have already suffered four defeats.
“We are a young team aside from myself and probably Mirco (Antenucci) and us and the rest of the lads around the place such as (Michael) Tongey and Stewie Taylor have got to try and lift the place and get them going. That is what senior players do. I am sure Redders will try and lift the lads this week and I am sure the senior boys will do that as well,” said Warnock. Leeds have only 20 points from the opening 18 matches.