With five games remaining in the current top flight campaign, the Yorkshire giants are currently five points above the drop zone.


The Whites are still six points short of the widely acknowledged 40-point safety mark, while the likes of former Leeds defender Dorigo thought that they could ensure safety with at least 36 points in the bag.



However, Dorigo has admitted that Leeds need more than 36 points to ensure they can play top flight football next season.


Dorigo explained that teams currently below Leeds are bound to get some results in their remaining games as well, which will not be good news for the Whites and as such they need to build a bigger gap over the bottom three.



“Unfortunately, I’ve had to add to my tally of points that will keep us safe because, at one point, I thought 36 would have been fine”, Dorigo wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post column.


“Now I think we’re probably going to need a little bit more, maybe 37.



“Teams down there were bound to at least put a result or two together, but can they keep doing it?


“Everton are now in the bottom three and the mental challenge will be huge because the pressure just ramps up.


“How everyone handles it will be key.


“We have three very difficult games and, if we get something from them to go into our last two games with a lead over the four below us, we can be a little more confident.”


Leeds are facing a daunting run of fixtures in which they will take on Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, all teams currently in the top four of the league.