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Neil Redfearn comments on Leeds star Adryan and where he needs to improve

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Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has praised loanee Adryan, but cited his fitness as an area to work on.

Loanee Adryan starred as Leeds were held to a 2-2 draw against Charlton Athletic.

The Brazilian had returned to the side after being absent from the trip to Cardiff through injury, and head coach Neil Redfearn has admitted the Flamengo-owned star was missed against the Welsh side.

It was Adryan's second start at Elland Road, and he created two goalscoring opportunities during the contest.

Redfearn told BBC West Yorkshire after the game: "He was brilliant. I thought he showed little flashes and glimpses of play and fleet of foot, and he's got that sort of ability.

"I remember talking to Eddie (Gray) after the game at Cardiff and we talked about somebody who runs with the ball and goes past people, and that's what he give us. Chris Dawson has got that same ability and they are good players, young players, they are going to get better."

Redfearn went onto suggest however, that the 20-year needs to improve his fitness, substituting him for Casper Sloth for the final part of the contest.

"He needs to get fitter, if I'm honest. 60 minutes is not enough, he should be running at 95 minutes. He's a young kid, but we'll get it out of him."

It should also be remembered that Adryan is still adjusting to a new style of football, and used Twitter after his first start against Norwich, to describe the game somewhat dramatically as a 'war'.

With the international break upcoming, he better prepare for some gruelling and unenjoyable fitness work.

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