Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn will be looking for several improvements when his side face Charlton.
Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn will be looking for several improvements from his team heading into the game against Charlton Athletic tomorrow.
Leeds were well beaten by Russell Slade’s Cardiff over the weekend and it’s vital for the Whites to pick up three points as they look to avoid being drawn into a scrap near the wrong end of the table.
Here are five things Redfearn will be looking for tomorrow.
A win by any means however it comes. It doesn’t matter if Charlton score a horrible late own goal, three points is vital. A win can give the whole squad a lift and change the mentality of the team moving forward.
Leeds could be found guilty of making basic defensive errors with all of the goals they conceded against Cardiff. Cut them out and Leeds should be confident of keeping a clean sheet which makes a narrow win possible.
Redfearn will want the atmosphere at Elland Road to be buzzing. It’s important the players feel they have the support of the fans because they’ll be nervous heading into the game without having savoured a win for a long time.
With Jason Pearce not available through suspension, Redfearn will be looking to see which Leeds players are stepping up in terms of responsibility. Who’s up for the fight and will grab the team by the scruff of the neck?
Redfearn will also want to see his players adapting in terms of tactics on their own. That means his players showing the intelligence to adapt to the way Charlton are playing. If Leeds start with wide tactics, they need to switch it up and play narrowly or with longer balls if the tactics aren’t working.