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Leeds prospect admits communication problems with new signings

Leeds United's Chris Dawson says that he has struggled to communicate with the club's new signings on the pitch so far.

Leeds United youngster Chris Dawson has admitted that it has been hard to get over the language barrier with new signings Dario Del Fabro, Adryan and Brain Montenegro in their under-21 games recently.

The trio were part of a number of foreign recruits that Leeds brought in over the summer and Dawson has revealed that communication has been a struggle for the side in the matches that they have played so far.

All three players have had to make do with appearances in youth-level matches so far, but have largely impressed and their displays last night will have caught the eye, as the Whites U21's claimed a 6-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers. 

Dawson also says that it was the first time that they have started to bed in better with the squad.

"In the last few games we’ve struggled with communication but I thought today we did really well together," he said to Leeds' official site. "It was a really pleasing performance from us all.

Dawson, as well as Leeds' three imports, have all been touted as potential players who can have an impact in the first-team this season.

At the moment, though, they are being managed by academy manager Neil Redfearn, who has seen his stock rise at Elland Road in recent times.

Redfearn made a huge impression during his time as the club's caretaker manager - taking 10 points from 12 - and Dawson has paid testament to the impact that he has had on his career to date.

"He’s done a great job, especially with the first team," he said.

"He’s had a massive influence on me so far in my career and he will do with a lot of the other lads as well.

"He’s an encouraging manager and always looks to support you - he’ll do anything he can to help you out. He’s a really good manager to have around the academy." 

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