Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has promised to be a hard task master as he looks to improve a key aspect of performance in his younger players.
Leeds are hunting their first win since Redfearn was in temporary control of the team earlier this season and he has a daunting message for the younger players at the club.
“I’m not going to let them rest. It’s a young side and I’m going to make them better and I want them to be consistent. I want them to play the type of football that we’re playing,” Redfearn told the press.
Leeds have one of the best squads in the Championship, which is filled with younger players who have all impressed out of the youth system, breaking into the first team as a result of Redfearn’s tutorship.
Consistency may seem like an obvious quality in his younger players, which ‘Redders’ wants to improve but it prevent the possibility of drastic dips in form, which have been seen from the side throughout the season.
A difficult start was followed by a great spell when Redfearn was caretaker coach and then a period where Darko Milanic struggled to adapt to life in the Championship.
Any younger player coming into the first team needs to have been performing at a consistent level to prevent them being a weak area in the team.
A good example is Chris Dawson who has impressed after being nursed into the first team by Redfearn, after he impressed the manager with his consistency in the under-21 setup.
Consistency breeds level performances, which should make Leeds more difficult to beat and help them to secure valuable points.
Redfearn has described the current side as a ‘wounded animal’ which is a tag they can drop with a good display this weekend against Blackpool and then several more like it.