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Gabby Agbonlahor wants Ipswich Town to seal promotion before Leeds United

Leeds United will face Leicester City at Elland Road on Friday night (23 February) in the Championship. 

The Whites are second in the Championship table and are nine points behind league leaders Leicester. If they win this game, the gap will be reduced to six points and the Whites can put further pressure on the Foxes going forward.

Leeds are enjoying their best spell under Daniel Farke and they have won every game since the turn of the year. The confidence in the side is running high at the moment after they have picked up eight wins in a row in the Championship.

The race for promotion is very tight at the moment. Ipswich Town are on the same points as Leeds, while Southampton are fourth in the table with 67 points. There could be lots of twists and turns from now till the end of the season.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Gabby Agbonlahor says he prefers Ipswich Town to secure promotion instead of Leeds. Leicester, Leeds, and Southampton got relegated last season, and all three can regain their Premier League status next season.

“I’d prefer if Ipswich went up before Leeds, Al,” said Agbonlahor while previewing Leeds vs Leicester on Friday night.

“Everyone I speak to, they are like, ‘yeah, I want Ipswich to come up’.

“They’re people’s second team, and the story of getting promoted two years in a row — imagine that. I just think it’ll be really upsetting for Leeds, Southampton, and Ipswich for whoever misses out.”

Leeds need to keep on winning games

It will be really refreshing for neutral fans if Ipswich Town get promoted next season. The race for automatic promotion is so intense this season, and it’s hard to pick any clear favourites apart from Leicester.

It appears though that the momentum is with Leeds at the moment. They have been playing outstanding football, and are winning games both at home and away. Ipswich, on the other hand, look like they have recovered after a mini-slump, having now picked up three wins in a row in the Championship.

We all know how Agbonlahor feels about Leeds, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise. It’s easy to criticize Marcelo Bielsa, but one has to remember that without the Argentine, Leeds would not have secured promotion to the Premier League in the first place.

Moreover, this is not Bielsa’s team. Farke has implemented his style and it makes no sense to discuss how Leeds fared under Bielsa to discuss what they’re doing now under a different manager.

In other news, Leeds defender shares his experience of coping with injuries at Elland Road

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