Leeds United signed a whole host of players in the summer transfer window, but they seem to have bedded in well in the team.
The likes of Marco Silvestri, Tommaso Bianchi, Billy Sharp and Mirco Antenucci have already started to show their quality, while Adryan is expected to be ready for action soon.
It is not always easy for players to start performing for their new clubs inside weeks of joining them, but Neil Redfearn seemed to have got them up and running.
During the Englishman’s charge as the Leeds caretaker-manager, the West Yorkshire club picked up 10 points from a possible 12 and are currently just two points off the playoff spots.
Leeds legend Eddie Gray is delighted with how the new signings have played for far and has his own theory why they are doing so well.
‘I have got to say that the imports are really showing what they can do as well’, the 66-year-old wrote in the Yorkshire Evening Post. ‘I know it was a derby, but the foreign lads had probably not even heard of Huddersfield before they came here.
‘That is no disrespect, but maybe that expectation level which surrounds Elland Road does not affect them yet.
‘It might be different once we get into that top six when expectation levels will be higher. But now it does not seem to bother them and they are just playing their football’.
Gray could be right. Indeed against Huddersfield Town at Elland Road on Saturday, the players were in control right from the start and won the game 3-0 with ease, despite having a man sent off in the second half.
Of course, things could change dramatically over the course of the season, but as of now Leeds are basking in joy and expectations.