With just 12 days to go until the 2012/13 Championship season gets under way, the Leeds United squad is starting to shape up.
Neil Warnock promised significant changes from the team that faltered last season, and the clear-out attempt has been a resounding success, with big earners like Andy O’Brien cleared from the wage bill and Billy Paynter expected to complete his move to Doncaster Rovers today.
A slow start to the summer left Neil Warnock considering the exit as a lengthy takeover saga unfolded and there was no cash available for a handful of signings he had lined up. It’s been a case of sell before you can buy for the Leeds United boss, making squad building a frustrating process. The loss of Robert Snodgrass was another blow to Neil Warnock’s preparations, but with no fewer than 10 arrivals so far, there has been some positives.
The big question is, has Warnock been able to do enough? Did the arrivals come too late, and has Warnock’s side had time to gel? Will the manager be able to get the “icing on the cake” signings he stresses are of paramount importance to our chances of success this season?
All of these unknowns are reflected in supporter confidence. On social networks, fans are predicting every possible outcome for the forthcoming campaign, from a season of outright dominance and automatic finish, to a poor, forgettable season culminating in a relegation scrap.
We’ve opened a poll below for you to cast your predictions for the 2012/13 season, and, as ever, encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.