Midfield star on what Neil Redfearn gives to the Leeds players

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Leeds United's Alex Mowatt says that Neil Redfearn gives the squad confidence.

Alex Mowatt says that Neil Redfearn is a manager who gives the Leeds United squad confidence.

Mowatt has worked with Redfearn right up from the youth-team and he is delighted to have been reacquainted with him at first-team level. 

Redfearn was appointed as Leeds manager last week and Mowatt believes that he can help bring the best out of the Whites squad.

"Redders gives us confidence, we feel good," he said to Leeds official site

"Confidence is everything really. When you’re confident, you’re doing well and you just expect chances to drop for you.

"The training is very good with Redders, it’s sharp and when it comes to a Saturday or Tuesday, you’re ready.

"You know what you’re going to get. He knows me and I know him so it works."

Mowatt's confidence has been obvious during Redfearn's initial time in-charge, too.

The midfielder now has three goals in the first two games that Redfearn has been permanently in-charge and he has dazzled with his performances.

Despite this form, the 19-year-old has not been able to help the side out of their slump.

Leeds are now eight games without a win in the Championship and this is a slide that needs to be arrested quickly by Redfearn.

During his spell as caretaker boss he delivered 10 points out of the first 12 available to him, but that total is already unobtainable this time around. 

Cardiff City beat Leeds 3-1 in his first game as full boss and the Yorkshire side drew 2-2 with Charlton Athletic last night.

It is a run of form which has seen them drop down to a precarious position, just outside the relegation zone, and they will be looking to climb away from trouble as soon as possible.

Leeds' next game comes against bottom of the league Blackpool and it looks as good an opportunity as possible to end their poor run of results. 

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