Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn hasn't ruled out players coming and going at the club this winter.
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has effectively confirmed that his players are playing for their futures.
Redfearn’s second spell in charge of the side this season got off to a losing start against Cardiff last weekend, but the focus is firmly on three points this evening against Charlton.
With November starting and the January transfer window now less than two months away, Redfearn was quizzed over his plans for the winter market at his pre-match press conference yesterday.
Redfearn didn’t comment on the areas he’s already got an eye on improving, but said there will be movement both ways, which is the same across the country.
“It’s a really big squad and we don’t want to dilute it, we want to make it competitive,” he said.
“We want players to compete for places and genuinely feel like they’ve got a chance.”
“So I imagine that some players will come in and some will come out – that’s the same as at every football club.”
It’s still far too early to speculate over specific names in relation to transfers but Redfearn may have pulled off a masterstroke with these comments.
They ensure that everyone is on their toes, competitive, sharp and ready for action with the main benefactor being the football club.
If Leeds’ players feel as though they could be shown the exit door this winter, that guarantees an extremely high level of competition in the squad and that in turn ensures that the team has a better chance of taking three points in each game.
Where Redfearn needs to excel is curbing the enthusiasm and stepping in as a man manager.
If he can maintain the healthy competition heading into January and then add well in the market, he stands a great chance of guiding Leeds to a better position than the one they’re currently enduring in the bottom half of the Championship table.