Bromby says Norwich City can be caught

PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:59 10 September 2010

Leeds defender Leigh Bromby is confident his side can hunt down Norwich in the League One title race. United were poised to draw level at the top alongside the Canaries on 63 points until Hartlepool's stoppage time equaliser at the weekend denied Simon Grayson's men a win to cash in on Norwich's defeat at Millwall.

Leeds defender Leigh Bromby is confident his side can hunt down Norwich in the League One title race.

United were poised to draw level at the top alongside the Canaries on 63 points until Hartlepool's stoppage time equaliser at the weekend denied Simon Grayson's men a win to cash in on Norwich's defeat at Millwall.

"It would have been fantastic to move back level with Norwich," the former City loanee said.

"But we're confident we will win our home games and pick up points away from home. We will look after ourselves and our results.

"It's not easy at places like Hartlepool. We set our stall out not to get beat, but in the end we were disappointed not to win. We go to places where they are fighting for their lives and they need points so they will scrap."

The former Sheffield United defender was a key figure in the controversial free kick that saw Hartlepool's Antony Sweeney head a late leveller that saw Leeds players surrounding the officials at the final whistle.

"I'm not one to go running after a referee, but I didn't think it was a free-kick," said Bromby.

"The lad went down easily and it was disappointing. They'd had one good spell in the second half - they didn't really have any chances - but I thought we dealt with them well and reacted well to their first equaliser. I thought we were professional enough in our performance and unlucky not to get the three points."

Grayson admitted Leeds paid a heavy price for failing to kill off the hosts.

"Any time there is only goal in it you do need an extra one, and we didn't get that," he said.

"Their first goal was a decent strike, but the second one was disappointing. It was a good delivery in, but we had bodies in the box.

"The lad had gone down like a sack of spuds for the free-kick and it was a soft, cheap one to give away.

"These things happen and you have to take it on the chin. It's another point away from home. I'm disappointed we didn't win, but I'm not downhearted."

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