Jason Pearce hails Neil Redfearn's impact

Jason Pearce has hailed the job that Neil Redfearn has done since taking over at Leeds United.

Leeds United captain Jason Pearce has offered his support for the job that caretaker boss Neil Redfearn since being placed in temporary charge.

The academy-boss has been promoted to manager since the departure of David Hockaday and taken to his new role brilliantly - collecting seven points from three games. 

And Pearce has paid testament to the job that he has done in elevating Leeds up the table. 

"He's tried to be very positive with the lads and given the team belief," Pearce said to BBC West Yorkshire. "He'll still be around and he's done a great job."

Redfearn will not land the managerial role at Elland Road as owner Massimo Cellino is still on the hunt for a foreign boss to takeover, but he will have made a good impression in his role.

The 49-year-old will continue to take charge of the club in their weekend fixture against Huddersfield Town at the weekend and he will be looking to keep his unbeaten record up. 

Redfearn was placed in charge when he club were on dismal form, winning just once in the opening course of the season under the hapless Hockaday.

However, he has been able to turn things around and the side's performances now have offered encouragement that a long awaited return to the Premier League may not be too far off.

Leeds, with their new Italian imports, are playing some excellent football and their performance against Bournemouth in the 3-1 win in midweek was particularly eye-catching.

If the Whites keep playing to that standard then the club are in a good position to do well this season and Redfearn will certainly leave the squad in a better place for the new manager than they were when he inherited the job.

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