Yorkshire latest: Redfearn pleased for international break; Blades to sign defender

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Redfearn happy with international break

Neil Redfearn says that he is relieved to have the international break coming up in the near future.

Leeds United take on Blackpool this weekend, before having a break from club football and Redfearn has admitted that it could work out well for the side. 

"With hindsight, in my caretaker spell we had the benefit of playing Bolton and then going through the international break,” Redfearn told the Yorkshire Post

“We did a lot of work in that time and it culminated in wins against Bournemouth and Huddersfield."

"That was a telling factor and we’re at that point again now."

Liam Palmer on Wednesday dressing down

Sheffield Wednesday's Liam Palmer says that the frank discussion that occurred between the club's players in midweek was good for the squad. 

The Owls were locked in the dressing room after their 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth and Palmer said it provided them with a  good opportunity to get what they needed to off their chests. 

“Everyone had their opinion, and I think that’s a good thing," he told the Sheffield Telegraph. "You know where you stand with each other. If you have a problem, you discuss it, work it out and move on."

Evans on May

Rotherham United may have missed out on signing Stevie May this summer, as he opted to sign for Sheffield Wednesday instead, but Steve Evans still holds the striker in high regard.

The Millers boss believes that May is a very good player, despite his failure to land him, and he will be wary of the threat he can pose when his side take on the Owls this weekend. 

"They just paid him a lot more money," he told the Yorkshire Post. "But the young man conducted himself in a really respectful, very professional manner."

“It doesn’t take away my admiration for a young man who I think highly of."

McCarthy to sign again

Sheffield United are expected to sign Paddy McCarthy on another loan deal from Crystal Palace, according to the Sheffield Star.

McCarthy made a big impression during his first temporary spell at Bramall Lane this season and it seems the experienced centre-back could be on his way back again. 

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