Tony Dorigo believes Leeds United may need to win both of their remaining two Premier League matches to secure survival.

The Whites currently sit 18th in the table and a point adrift of Everton in safety but could drop back to second from bottom if Leicester City avoid defeat against Liverpool this evening.

Sam Allardyce was able to earn his first point as Leeds boss against Newcastle United on Saturday, coming from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw against the Champions League hopefuls.

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Dorigo sets Leeds United points target

Ex-Leeds defender Dorigo believes Allardyce’s side will need a minimum of four points to give themselves a chance at staying in the Premier League.

Leeds head to West Ham United on Sunday before hosting Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season, and based on their performances against Manchester City and Newcastle, will fancy their chances.

The Hammers are away in European semi-final action less than 72 hours before Leeds travel to the capital, while Spurs have not won on the road since January.

Speaking on LUTV after Saturday’s draw with Newcastle, Dorigo said: “I’d like to say just one but we need more. It’s going to be another three and possibly four, can we win?

“I will tell you what, let’s win the last two and get the job done and why not think positive and think like that? Hopefully, we will only need four but we might need more.”

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Just like this time 12 months ago, survival is out of Leeds’ hands and they will be relying on favours elsewhere to claw themselves out of danger.

Nottingham Forest finish the season with matches against Arsenal and Crystal Palace, while Everton face Wolves and Bournemouth respectively.

Should Leeds achieve maximum points in their remaining fixtures, Everton would have to match that in order to finish ahead of the Whites, while Forest would require a win and a draw.

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