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Neil Redfearn explains what Leeds United are going to work on during international break

Neil Redfearn plans to work with the Leeds United players during the two-week international break and make them better.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has revealed his plans to improve the squad during the two-week international break.

The West Yorkshire outfit returned to winning ways on Saturday when they eased past Blackpool 3-1 at Elland Road in the Championship.

Redfearn’s Leeds were in control right from the start and had pretty much sewn up the three points inside the first 45 minutes.

Liam Cooper gave the Whites the lead after just nine minutes and Soulemanye Doukara added a second just past the half-hour mark, before Mirco Antenucci found the target three minutes before half time.

It was Leeds’s first win in nine matches and Redfearn’s first since being named as the Leeds’s full-time manager.

Leeds will not be in action for two weeks due to the international break, and Redfearn has revealed how he plans to better his team.

‘After today, we have an important time during the international break’, he wrote in his matchday programme notes. ‘We are going to work during those two weeks but I am also mindful of the lads that have played a lot of football.

‘The break gives me chance to put together all the ethics and my ethos on the team. I’ll get across the intensity I want them to train at and the sort of team I want them to be, both in and out of possession. It gives me chance to put all that into place’.

Winning against Blackpool must have given the Leeds players and Redfearn a massive boost, and they will still retain hopes of a top-six finish in the Championship.

Leeds are still perilously close to the relegation zone and there are teams who are better than them, but the Whites do have some quality and hungry players.

If Leeds can put together a run of positive results when Championship action resumes, then they could be back in the race for a playoff spot.

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