Neil Warnock believes if the club can bring one or two more forward players into the club, they can be challenging for a promotion place in what he describes as a wide-open championship.
Warnock has brought in ten players so far this summer but after losing Robert Snodgrass to Norwich City recently, he is concerned about the attacking threat in the side. Speaking on Sky Sports News, Warnock said, “I am coming to the twilight of my career and I want to be challenging if we can. I think if we can manage to get another one or two forward players in because I am very happy with the rest of the squad.”
The experienced manager of a joint record seven promotions in his managerial career believes the clubs that came down with the benefit of the parachute payment will be the clubs who will be favourites to earn promotion.
Warnock also feels that Leicester, who spent a lot of money last summer as well as perennial play off side Cardiff City will also be amongst those once again fighting for promotion but with un-fancied clubs like Reading, Swansea City, Burnley, Blackpool and Hull City all gaining promotion in recent seasons, anyone can make a challenge for promotion. “I think it is wide open. Bolton, Blackburn and Wolves will have all the money. You then have teams like Leicester City spending a fortune and Cardiff City.
“There will always be those five or six clubs but I think anyone else has an opportunity, I think the league is wide open.
We have to try to be up there. The club and the fans are geared for it and everyone knows that is where I want to be,” added Warnock.
Leeds face a tough looking start their championship season, with Wolves, Blackpool, Blackburn and Cardiff four of Leeds first five games.
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