Leadbitter said: "Listen, every team in the Championship has a blip at some stage. I know ours has gone on for far too long but we will come out of it a better side. We should have won our last four or five games.
"We have some good players in our changing room and not dissimilar to the quality that earned us promotion at Sunderland in 2006/07.
"Trust me, it is a good squad and we are moving in the right direction."