Dynamic duo

Last Updated: 18/09/07 12:02pm

Alan Thompson on Goals on Sunday

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"It's a massive boost to be off the bottom. It was a big negative at the start of the season getting the 15 points deducted but the lads have done fantastic and we've knuckled down."

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Leeds captain Alan Thompson believes that Jermaine Beckford and Tresor Kandol can be as good as they want to be.

Thompson, who is currently out injured, told Kammy and Clare how impressed he is by the young strike duo's performances as Leeds aim to bounce back to the Championship against the odds.

With six wins out of six, they have moved off the bottom of the table and can continue their rise up the league.

"It's a massive boost to be off the bottom. It was a big negative at the start of the season getting the 15 points deducted but the lads have done fantastic and we've knuckled down.

"The strikers are on form and as long as the goalkeeper and back four keep keeping clean sheets we'll win games because the two lads up front are playing really well and are full of confidence. In this division they could score a hatful."

Beckford scored two goals in Leeds' 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers on Friday night and Thompson believes that he can play at the very highest level.

"He's got all the attributes to be a real top player. He's quick, has two fantastic feet and they compliment each other well.

"He's only a young lad (23) and hopefully he can be at Leeds for a few more years although a few of the big clubs may start looking at him now because him and Tres are starting to make names for themselves."

Kandol grabbed the other goal against Bristol Rovers and Thompson feels he can also reach heady heights.

"He can go right to the very top if he keeps his feet on the ground. He's got lightning pace and at that level defenders are not quite sure they can live with that."

The former Bolton and Celtic midfielder is hoping to be fit for Leeds' next match against Swansea but is not so sure manager Dennis Wise will put him straight back in the team given United's fine form.

"Hopefully next week. I'm going to have a scan and just see how bad my groin is. But the boss might leave us out next week."