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Leeds star explains what Redfearn has encouraged since taking over

Leeds United's Liam Cooper says that Neil Redfearn has urged his players to be more brave on the ball.

Liam Cooper has revealed that Leeds boss Neil Redfearn wants his players to be bolder when in possession.

The Whites defender was brought into the team in their last match, a 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic, and he feels that the new boss has already started to make changes to the way they play the game.

Cooper says that Redfearn wants the team to start showing more courage on the ball and the 23-year-old feels this is something they have done successfully so far. 

"The head coach wants us to go and play, he wants us to be brave on the ball and I think we’ve definitely shown that in the last few games," Cooper told the club's official site

Redfearn had great success when he was caretaker manager of Leeds - picking up 10 points out of 12 earlier in the season - but his impact since being placed in permanent charge hasn't been as positive. 

He has only managed to collect one point from his first two games since being appointed, meaning that Leeds' form has remained poor.

The side have now failed to pick up a victory in any of their last eight fixtures and they have travelled down the Championship table at an alarming rate.

The task for Redfearn is to start moving them up the league and he will be aiming to pick up his first victory on Saturday. 

Leeds face rock-bottom Blackpool at Elland Road, which appears to be the exact fixture they would have been hoping for to end their poor run of results. 

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