Suddenly, it all seems so very easy for Leeds United. In the last 135 minutes of football, The Whites have scored six times without reply as Neil Redfearn signed off another spell as caretaker boss with two impressive wins.

We’d seen glimpses of a team finding their feet already this season, but the second half at Bournemouth could be the moment we look back on in May as the catalyst for a memorable season.

This, a Leeds United squad in which Adryan and Montenegro have yet to feature, is as good a team as we’ve had since Simon Grayson’s squad was dismantled by Ken Bates – potentially much better.

Bookmakers are currently offering odds of 16/1 for Leeds to gain promotion through the play-offs, which judging by recent form is worth a punt, or Royal Vegas has mobile Canadian slot games if that’s more your thing.  

There are still a few kinks to work out. Bellusci for example, Leeds United’s box-to-box centre-back, scored a phenomenal free-kick which made all the headlines against Bournemouth before running the length of the pitch to attempt an audacious lob against Huddersfield (one which bounced off the crossbar and was tucked away by Antenucci), but defensively, he still looks to be getting to grips with the English game at times. The same is true of Berardi who picked up his second red card in just four appearances against Huddersfield for two careless challenges.

But for some, the adjustment process looks almost effortless. Souleymane Doukara is a real talent, Mirco Antenucci has genuine quality and Marco Silverstri could well be the best goalkeeper we’ve had since Nigel Martyn (and I really rated Paul Robinson).

Alongside our imports is the rejuvenated Rodolph Austin who’s probably been our best outfield player so far this season, no more so than against Huddersfield where he was simply sensational. He, along with Alex Mowatt, Stephen Warnock and Jason Pearce are thriving with better players alongside them and have really stepped their games up to make the starting XI one hell of a selection headache.

The diamond formation, a point of great irritation for fans only a few weeks back, suddenly makes sense. It still looks a bit narrow at times, but with Lewis Cook as midfield anchor and a bit of pace added to the team, the system has genuine merit.

And speaking of Lewis Cook, the boy marshalls our midfield like he’s been running the show for a decade. He’s incredible. I find myself constantly in awe of his ability and the influence he manages to exert on games at such a young age. It’s only a matter of time before he follows in the footsteps of Fabian Delph and makes his debut for England, of that I have no doubts.

This, we’re told, is a ‘crisis club.’

One well-known Sky Sports pundit went as far as to predict relegation for Leeds this season, and in fairness to him, his prediction was perfectly reasonable. David Hockaday was a ludicrous appointment made by an eccentric owner we’re still trying to figure out and we started the campaign on the back of a calamitous pre-season, without anything close to a finalised squad in place. We had all the ingredients for disaster.

Yet here we are – our hastily assembled team, madcap owner and caretaker boss providing more reasons to be cheerful than Leeds United fans have had in a long time, all of which begs the question – are we capable of challenging the top six this season?

I’m cautiously optimistic personally, the new Head Coach is a big variable to add to the equation, but based on the Neil Redfearn inspired turn-around, all signs point towards the promised land.

On and on…