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Leeds the team to fear - Parker

Ben Parker
Parker is a former England Youth international

Leeds United defender Ben Parker believes his side are the team to fear in the League One play-offs.

United have suffered just one defeat in 14 games and could finish the season as high as third.

"Our current form makes us the most feared team in the play-off mix I think," the 21-year-old left-back told BBC Radio Leeds.

"If I was playing for another club I certainly wouldn't want to be facing Leeds United."

Leeds' only defeat in 14 games was at champions Leicester City, thanks to an injury-time winner from Steve Howard.

The Elland Road side conclude their regular season at home to Northampton on Saturday and a victory and other results going their way could see them finish either third or fourth, which would secure them a home fixture in the second-leg of play-off semi-finals.

"We are much stronger than last season and we have a much better momentum going into the play-offs this time around," Parker added.

"Due to our bad form around Christmas and being outside of the play-offs 15 games ago, most people wrote us off.

"But the way we've fought back speaks volumes for our character, belief and ability as a squad."

Meanwhile Leeds look set for their home biggest crowd of the season on Saturday for their encounter with Northampton.

The club say they have already sold over 30,000 tickets for the game and are hopeful of beating the 33,580 that watched the Elland Road clash with Leicester City on Boxing Day.



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