2004/05 Verdict

Last updated : 23 May 2005 By Kevin Markey

LEEDS 14th: (Last season relegated)

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Leeds fans after one of the darkest periods in the club's history.

Aside from a brief flirtation with the play-offs, the cash-strapped Yorkshire club rarely looked like making an immediate return to the Premiership.

But with Ken Bates sorting out their debts and Kevin Blackwell compiling a promising young side, they are likely to be more of a threat next season.

VERDICT: The rot has been stopped, but there is plenty of hard work ahead.