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Leeds caretaker boss Redfearn talks about 'great players' who are the future of Leeds

Leeds United caretaker boss Neil Redfearn has full faith in the club's academy to continue

There may have been a huge playing staff turnover at Leeds in the summer, but the number of incomings are not likely to prevent young players being handed chances.

Fabian Delph's England start in midweek was a reminder the club are capable of producing top level youngsters, and the club have a number with great potential in their ranks.

Current caretaker boss Neil Redfearn is an ideal man to utilise that talent, working previously as academy and reserve team coach.

He revealed this week how he is still putting in the effort to work with the under-21 side, aiming to inspire them to make the first team, and with great reason - he believes many of them are good enough, and ready.

He told Leeds United TV: "When the first team has been off, U've been in, working with the under-21s as well, it's important I get to know whats happening there, thats my day job.

"They're doing really well. They're a great bunch of players the under-21s. For me they are the future, and it's import they are maintained and looked after."

Redfearn's comments underline why he would be a good permanent choice as manager, as his faith in youth correlates to that of owner Massimo Cellino, who told The Telegraph last month: "My dream is to get six or seven Leeds players in the England team during my time here."

Having seen Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt start against Bolton and Chris Dawson make the bench, selected by Redfearn, the caretaker manager is confident more will follow.

"That's opened the door a little bit, and you can see that in the spring in the step (of the players)."

Redfearn is clearly putting in the work, and has a vision for the club's success. He just needs early results to continue to follow his opening win in charge, and he might just get an opportunity to continue it long-term.

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