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PICTURES: Dawson and Montenegro training with Leeds first team

Leeds United caretaker coach Neil Redfearn has given an early hint at the sort of side he's looking to create.

Leeds United caretaker head coach Neil Redfearn took first team training yesterday ahead of his expected transition into the role on a permanent basis.

‘Redders’ has already confirmed that he’s looking to lift the mood in training this week and there’s already been a hint of the sort of first team he’s going to create during his tenure at Elland Road.

As pictures emerged of Redfearn leading the session, pictures also emerged of two players getting involved who have served him well in the under-21 side so far; summer signing Brian Montenegro and youngster Chris Dawson.

Dawson has already been highly praised by Redfearn, with the academy chief left purring over the midfielder following the 6-0 win Leeds produced against Doncaster in the recent Premier League Cup game.

Montenegro has been playing for the under-21 side as he looks to improve his fitness and form to a point where he can be trusted to lead the Leeds United attack.

While it may be a little too early for either to start, it’s evidence of Redfearn’s thinking and suggests he’s not going to be hampered by the pressure at the club when it comes to giving players chances and taking risks.

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