The Championship fixtures for the 2018/19 season have been released and Leeds United have been handed a tricky start.
Marcelo Bielsa will be hoping to fight for promotion next season and the Argentine will need to start well in order to secure some momentum for the Whites.
Leeds will face the likes of Stoke City, Swansea, Norwich, Middlesbrough and Derby in their first six games.
A poor start could affect the players’ morale and the fans will be worried about the fixture list. However, If they manage to navigate the first six games without too many poor results, Leeds could be in a very good position to challenge for the top places.
Leeds United already needed to improve their squad in order to qualify for the Premier League in 2019 and the new set of fixtures will certainly convince the Whites to splash the cash now.
Here is how the Leeds United fans reacted to their 2018/19 Championship fixtures on Twitter earlier today.
Challenging first month that is … #LUFC
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) June 21, 2018
Run in looks decent for us imo, let’s hope we’re just 10pts clear by 6th April, relaxed finish coasting in. ???
— paul warrick (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) June 21, 2018
Knew we would get Stoke first game ??#MOT
— Carl Chadwick (@CarlChadwick6) June 21, 2018
That’s a tough first 7 games, tricky end to the season as well…can we sign some players now then #lufc MOT
— Daz Clark (@ClarkDazlin) June 21, 2018
— Stephen Nichols (@Stephen_LUFC) June 21, 2018
Im happy with that! Get alot of tough games early on ✌ MOT
— dean madden (@rko4life2009) June 21, 2018
Very hard first month.
— Roberto (@Rdickinson1987) June 21, 2018
Announce championship title. All easy
— Dan Berry (@DanielB466) June 21, 2018
Hard first month that !
— john stubbins (@johnstubbins) June 21, 2018
Very tough first 11 games
— Joey Morton (@joeymorton17) June 21, 2018