Date: 25th April 2014 at 2:11pm
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Leeds manager Brian McDermott has spoken about how he cannot believe how Leeds have slumped in form after they were doing so well around Christmas time.

McDermott brings his side to St Andrews this weekend for his side’s final away game of the season but instead of getting his side geed up for the play offs, they are simply just grateful to be in a safe place in the table.

On Christmas Day the Leeds side were looking a good bet for promotion, but now they will finish nowhere near the top six after a period which has seen a change in owners, a sacking and reinstating of a manager and suffering their worst defeat for 55 years when they went down 6-0 to Sheffield Wednesday.

Now McDermott’s job in under threat again with a meeting being called by the new owner Massimo Cellino and no doubt he will want both answers and an improvement for net season, but defeat at St Andrews could see McDermott in even deeper trouble.

He told the Yorkshire Post: “It`s been an incredible season if you think about everything that`s gone on.

“Look at where we were up to the Blackpool game away (on Boxing Day).

“We drew 1-1 there and I thought ‘yeah, we`ll definitely get into the top six with this group.`

“But then we went to Nottingham Forest, got beat late on and went on a bad run of games.

“For whatever reason, our form dipped alarmingly to the point where you`re starting to look the other way.

“I can only say that now because we`ve got enough points to be safe.

“It was an alarming dip.’

McDermott will however be hoping for a repeat of the result when Blues went to Elland Road in October, Leeds won that game 4-0.

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