Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United could move as high as fourth, other results depending, if they are victorious over Brentford in the League at Elland Road on Saturday.
The Whites have won four out of their previous six League matches, with defeats coming only against league-toppers Newcastle United and at second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion. Meanwhile, Brentford have begun to pick up some form following four straight defeats, beating Burton Albion and Bristol City.
The London-based club sit relatively untroubled in the League table, with eight points separating them from the dreaded relegation places. Speaking following Brentford’s win over Bristol City on Tuesday night, manager Dean Smith said he was delighted with the result ahead of a tough challenge at Elland Road: “It was very pleasing. It is a tough place to come as they have been very free scoring. It is a great result for us and it will take us into the game on Saturday against Leeds United who have won again. We always put pressure on ourselves to go and get results but we know that it is going to be tough. We go there with confidence now.
“If we can go and put in a performance, and get the result to match, then it will be a great week. The feeling in the dressing room has changed now from the Norwich City game. Six points in two games is a great return but it shows how tough this league is. You have to be on it every game to have a chance of winning: if you aren’t you will get beaten.”
Leeds United are without striker Chris Wood, who was forced off through injury minutes after scoring the Whites’ opener against Reading. Spaniard Pablo Hernandez is alsp likely not to feature, having only just stepped up his rehabilitation from injury, with Eunan O;Kane also likely to miss out.