Neil Redfearn says that it took two weeks before Guiseppe Bellusci started smiling after his move to Leeds United.
Neil Redfearn has revealed that it has taken Guiseppe Bellusci two weeks to crack a smile since joining Leeds United.
The defender apparently gives very little away in his demeanour, but appears to be enjoying life at Elland Road more now that he has become more settled.
Bellusci already looks a prominent member of the Whites' squad following his transfer from Catania and his manager says that he has impressed everyone in training.
“He does not let on much; but he has started smiling, which is a good thing," Redfearn said to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“It took us two weeks to get him to start smiling!
“But (seriously) he’s a good lad and they all work hard in training. His attitude in training has been first class."
One of the reasons that it may have taken Bellusci so long to seemingly start enjoying himself in his new surroundings is because of his debut.
The Italian defender was blamed for the defeat in his first game, where his error and subsequent red-card, were the decisive factor in Watford beating Leeds 4-1, but things have improved since then.
After parting with David Hockaday, who was head coach when Bellusci arrived in Yorkshire, the Whites are unbeaten in their last two fixtures and they will be hoping to build on this run.
Redfearn takes the side to Bournemouth tonight in what looks a tough fixture, but if they are able to win it could prove to be the catalyst in kick-starting their season.
At the moment the Whites occupy a mid-table position, but they will be aiming to push on up the Championship and into promotion contention soon.