LEEDS United defender Leigh Bromby believes the Whites should try and emulate the rebuilding job carried out by Saturday’s promotion-pushing opponents Cardiff City (kick-off 3pm).
Bromby, who’s started in the last two Leeds matches, played alongside Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay while at Watford in 2008 and is full of praise for what the Scot’s achieved in his first year at City.
United boss Neil Warnock is looking to do a similar squad overhaul at LS11 this summer and Bromby believes the Cardiff template is one they can look at to achieve success next term.
“I played with Malky at Watford and he’s done an excellent job there,” he said.
“He made big changes to the squad there in the summer and he’s got them playing good football.
“He did some good business in the summer and Neil’s [Warnock] looking to do the same.
“They’re going for the play-offs and they’re certainly a team we can look at. We should be going for the play-offs minimum next season.”
Victory for the Bluebirds would guarantee a top-six finish. And although Leeds’ play-off hopes are over, Bromby, who will hope to play his third game on the spin in the Welsh capital tomorrow, says there’s still plenty at stake for the Whites with players playing to be part of the Warnock revolution.
“We’re not going to lie down and die in these last two games,” he said.
“We need to be fair to the other teams who still have things to play for, and we’re still playing for the fans - the backing we had at Blackpool was great.
“We’re also playing for our future. Neil’s said he’s planning to bring new players in and that usually means players will be going out.
“I definitely want to be part of things next season and hopefully I’ll show that in the performances I’m currently giving.”
Warnock has made no secret of his desire for the season to come to a conclusion so he can start his rebuilding work at Elland Road ahead of next season.
The Whites boss has said there will be “a lot of action in the summer” and hopes to get his first signing tied up just days after the end of the campaign.
“It’s going to be a really interesting and exciting time at the club,” Bromby said.
“Hopefully I’ll be a part of that. At Sheffield United he sat everyone down and spoke to each player individually about their future so I expect he’ll do the same here once the season’s over.”
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