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Billy Sharp gives promotion verdict that will interest Leeds fans

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Billy Sharp gives promotion verdict that will interest Leeds fans

Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has told Football League World that he believes his side can gain promotion to the Premier League, if they remain in the hunt with two or three matches to go.

With Norwich City seemingly well ahead in the race for Premier League promotion, it is left for Leeds and Sheffield United to fight it out for second place in the Championship table.

Leeds suffered a 1-0 loss to Birmingham while the Blades beat Preston, but Leeds returned to second with a win over Preston on Tuesday night. Sharp and Sheffield United can return on Wednesday night, with a win over Birmingham.

Sharp, who played for Leeds 35 times during the 2014-15 campaign but managed just five goals, discussed the promotion race and believes the Blades are certainly in with a chance of achieving promotion.

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“I said last week when it was doom and gloom and the other teams won it was disappointing but this weekend we got back into the top two,” Sharp said.

 

“I still think there’ll be twists and turns and I’ve said to the boys as long as we’re there with two or three games to go we’ve put ourselves in a good position; embrace it, enjoy the ride and hopefully we’ll get over the line.”

TBR’s view

The 33-year-old striker has been in excellent form, with 24 goals this season. But he is right to be vague about the race for second place, given that it is incredibly tight between Leeds and the Blades.

A lot depends on Sheffield United’s result on Wednesday night against Birmingham – with the pressure on Chris Wilder’s side to match Leeds, who beat Preston 2-0 on Tuesday night.

After Wednesday night’s match, both teams have five league games left to play. In the Championship, anything can happen.

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