Yorkshire latest: Redfearn provides Cellino backing, Blades youngster on first-team life

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Redfearn backs Cellino

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino may have come under a lot of criticism in the media this week, but he has the support of Neil Redfearn.

Redfearn, who is expected to be announced as the next manager of Leeds soon, believes that the Italian has the club's best interests at heart. 

"It [the club] has got a great tradition and the owner has a desire to make it great again," Redfearn said to the Yorkshire Evening Post. "That is a genuine opinion and if I can be part of that down the line, it would be a fantastic honour."

Atdhe Nuhiu on Taylor-Fletcher buy

Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu says that the signing of Gary Taylor-Fletcher will help him improve.

The target-man's place in the starting line-up looks under threat as a result of Taylor-Fletcher's arrival, but he believes the competition will help him.

“When you come from a Premier League club, you must have potential,” he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “Gary is an experienced player. Everyone listens to his advice."

“I don’t know how it will affect our team but I hope it will be in a positive way. For me, competition makes you even better.”

Rotherham reject Premier League star

Rotherham United have rejected a loan move for a Premier League player because his wage-demands were too high.

Steve Evans felt that the potential loan signing's salary could have caused disharmony in the dressing room and, even though he is looking for more players, decided to reject the opportunity to sign him. 

“We are trying really, really hard to bring in one or two players. But it has got to be on wages we are happy to pay," he said to the Yorkshire Post

“There was one player in the last few days that I just thought was not offering value for money."

Reed pleased

Sheffield United prospect Louis Reed says that he is thrilled to be getting the chance to be playing so much first-team football.

Despite only being 17-years-old, Reed seems and established member of Nigel Clough's first team squad and the central-midfielder is grateful for the trust him manager has shown in him. 

“It’s been a whirlwind but I’m pleased with how things are going of course," he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. "Not many managers these days trust someone my age to come in and do a job at this level so he’s been great for me."

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