VICTORY for Leeds United at Aston Villa tomorrow night would see them go third in the Championship - but boss Garry Monk has warned his side not get carried away.

The Whites head to Villa Park on the back of a 4-1 win at Preston, which was a third straight league victory.

But Monk said: "We have to remember that despite the win (on Boxing Day), we are only halfway through the season.

"We still have another half of the season to go and anything can happen."

The fixture sees Leeds old boy Ross McCormack come up against his former side.

Villa have slowly worked their way to within striking distance of the play-offs in a run which has seen them collect maximum points from each of their past five home matches.

McCormack spent four years with Leeds before moving to Fulham in 2014 and then on to Villa Park earlier this summer in a £12million deal.

The 30-year-old believes Steve Bruce's rejuvenated side have what it takes to pick up another crucial three points against his old club.

"Leeds are a good team and are in good form so we need to be at our best," said McCormack.

"We are confident – we have won five home games in a row, so we need to take that belief into this latest fixture.

"I am looking forward to it. Leeds is one of the clubs that is really close to my heart. It will be a good game, I am sure."

McCormack scored in the 2-1 win over Burton on Boxing Day, which was his first goal since mid-September.

The forward added: "That winning goal (on Boxing Day) was the perfect late Christmas gift. It has obviously been a while since I have scored so it was a good feeling, but the most important thing was the three points.

"We didn't play too well, especially in the first half. We weren't great, but we showed a resilience and a character to go and get the win.

"The fans come here in their thousands and they are desperate to cheer us – but it is vital, first and foremost, that we give them something to cheer.

"They are right behind us, so it is important we give them better performances than we have them at Burton to really make them proud of their team."