Yorkshire latest: Redfearn on importance of fans, Semedo backs struggling strikers

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Redfearn wants Elland Road fortress

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn says having such a vocal support base was a massive advantage for his side this weekend. 

Leeds beat Blackpool 3-1, putting in one of their best displays of the season, and Redfearn believes that they can start making Elland Road a fortress now. 

“The crowd can be a massive advantage and if we can get this performance and this pressure all the time, it’ll be very difficult for other teams to play here," he said to the Yorkshire Post

Semedo backs strikers

Sheffield Wednesday's struggles in-front of goal continued this weekend, as they failed to hit the back of the net against Rotherham United, but Jose Semedo believes that the side's strike-force will improve soon. 

The Owls have scored just three goals at home this season, but Semedo thinks the quality they have will shine through soon. 

“You see we have good players in training, very good quality strikers," he said to the Yorkshire Post

“Stevie May had a good game, Gary Taylor-Fletcher – before he came off – was giving the defender problems, and Atdhe (Nuhiu), we know he’s a top player for us."

Powell wants defensive improvements

Chris Powell insists that Huddersfield Town need to tighten up defensively as they have conceded too many goals recently. 

The Terriers let in three in their defeat to Fulham on Saturday and Powell says that their leaky defence is an area that needs work. 

"I don’t like seeing three goals against our name. It’s happening too much and it’s an area we need to nail down," he said to the Examiner

McCarthy confirms Sheffield United return

Crystal Palace defender Paddy McCarthy has confirmed that he will return to Sheffield United in the near future.

McCarthy impressed on a previous loan spell and it seems that Nigel Clough has been able to agree a second deal. 

"As far as I know I'm set to go back up there this week and play in the game against Doncaster Rovers," McCarthy told the Croydon Advertiser

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