"Our luck will change" claims Leeds boss Redfearn after Charlton draw

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn believes his side will find some luck after drawing 2-2 with Charlton Athletic.

After slipping to a 3-1 defeat at Cardiff City on Saturday, Neil Redfearn was able to walk out in front of the Elland Road crowd as permanent manager for the first time as his Leeds United side took on Charlton Athletic.

Redfearn is no stranger to the home dugout having taken charge of four games this season after the sacking of David Hockaday, and having won three and drawn one of those games, it's fair to say that Leeds fans are excited about his appointment.

They were faced by a strong Charlton side on Tuesday night, but Redfearn was confident of getting a result against his former employers - and that faith looked well placed when Alex Mowatt put the Whites in front just after half time.

However, Charlton roared back with a goal from Icelandic midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson, only for Mowatt to score another left footed beauty from long range.

But Leeds couldn't hold on for a second time, as Giuseppe Bellusci's foul from a corner gave Gudmundsson the chance to score his second from the penalty spot, and he duly obliged.

It was disappointing for Leeds to throw away the lead twice, but Redfearn believes that his side's luck is about to change in the near future, starting with this Saturday's game against bottom club Blackpool.

"We'll go on to Saturday [against Blackpool] and I want the same sort of performance," he said. If we keep working hard, our luck will change."

"These players are going to get dragged through it; they're going to work hard," added Redfearn.

The Tangerines have won just once this season and continue to struggle, hence the recent appointment of Lee Clark. After all the chaos surrounding the departure of Darko Milanic, this game against Blackpool presents Leeds with their best chance yet to claim all three points and kickstart the Redfearn era.

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