On loan goalkeeper Alex McCarthy believes Leeds have a great opportunity to go up this season.
McCarthy, on loan from Reading, will play his last game for Leeds this weekend when they travel to Watford.
Leeds have won four of the five games McCarthy has played in since his arrival and have kept three clean sheets, something that has been a rare commodity in 2011.
McCarthy believes he is leaving a side who have a great opportunity of returning to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, McCarthy said, “Leeds have got a great opportunity of getting up this year.
“The main thing is always how you play after Christmas but with their squad and their depth they`ve got every chance.”
McCarthy has enjoyed his short spell at Elland Road and he admits that he will now always have a soft spot for Leeds. “I`ve loved every minute of my time here. I came to Leeds to play games but I soon appreciated that they`ve are a special club. I`ll always have a soft spot for Leeds and they`re the biggest club I`ve played for.
“We`ve been on a good run and we`ve won four out of five matches so it would be nice to continue the good run at Watford. We`ll see what happens after that,” he continued.
Leeds are expected to welcome back regular number one Andy Lonergan to the side when McCarthy returns to Reading after the weekend.
Lonergan has been missing since the game at Doncaster in October when he suffered a broken finger.
He has been back in training for two weeks and made his first appearance in a behind closed doors friendly with Bradford City last week.
Leeds can also call upon veteran goalkeeper Maik Taylor, who is still waiting to make his debut for the club since signing on a short-term deal in November.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It’s easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It’s easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!