Neil Redfearns highlights importance of youngsters
Neil Redfearn says that the White’s youngsters will be the future of the team.
Redfearn, who is in charge of the academy at Elland Road generally but is currently managing the first-team, believes that the youth-players that he brought through are ready to step up and progress the club.
The Whites had Alex Mowatt, an academy product, to thank at the weekend as it was his goal which rescued a point against Birmingham City and Redfearn clearly feels he is able to rely on the crop coming through.
"I don`t look at them as kids anymore; I looked at them as seniors,” he said to BBC Radio Leeds.
"I look at their performance, how they get on the ball, how they go about things and they play with no fear."
"They will make mistakes and it might cost us but if we are to get better as a football club, get better and move forward, the kids have to play because they are the future."
Butterfield on Middlesbrough defeat
Jacob Butterfield says that Huddersfield Town’s defeat to Middlesbrough was difficult to deal with.
The Terriers lost the game in the 92nd minute, when Grant Leadbitter tucked away a penalty and it was a loss which clearly rankled with Butterfield, who moved to Huddersfield from the Riverside earlier this summer.
“It’s tough to take,” he said to the Examiner. “It’s sickening, and we have to learn to shut games out, because we should have had a point from this one.”
Evans hails Rotherham tactics
Steve Evans has suggested that the way that his Rotherham United side were set-up helped them to grab a point against Bournemouth at the weekend.
The Millers picked up a credible draw against the Cherries and Evans was evidenty pleased with the tactics which he deployed.
“There is no team in the Championship that will come here and have possession. We knew at times that we wouldn’t have a lot of the ball so we had to have a real shape and structure about our team,” he said to the club’s official site.
“I thought we had that and, when you see Bournemouth forced into playing long balls from the back then you know that you have got your shape and your team right.”
Neil Collins believes expectations are correct
Sheffield United defender Neil Collins believes that the supporters of the club are correct to demand promotion.
The Blades have made a middling start to the season, but seem to be picking up momentum recently and Collins has revealed that the side will feel like they have fallen short if they don’t finish in at least a play-off spot.
“With this club and these fans, the aim has got to be automatic promotion,” he said to the Sheffield Star. “Their patience has been amazing and they are the most loyal I’ve ever played in front of in that regard."
“You don’t necessarily have to be in the top two but you’ve got to be around the top six as soon as possible. If we can do that then we’ll be viewed as a real threat.”