Ex-Sheffield Wednesday star: A plea to Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

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Sky pundit makes plea for Leeds United owner to let Neil Redfearn 'get on with it'.

Neil Redfearn recorded the first win of his second spell of the season in charge of Leeds at the weekend, a 3-1 home victory over Blackpool.

It was the first victory in nine games for the Elland Road side, with managers Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic dismissed with a total of one league win in 10 games between them.

Former Sheffield Wednesday and Everton defender Andy Hinchcliffe has now urged Leeds owner Massimo Cellino to take a step back from his involvement, and just let Neil Redfearn get on with it.

He told Sky Sports: "You have to put a plea out to Massimo Cellino to leave Neil alone now.

"You had the right man before, and you changed it. Neil Redfearn is the right man to lead Leeds United forward. The players trust him, the performances under him are great.

"It was a game you'd expect them to win against Blackpool, but Cellino now needs to leave his manager to manage and stop messing around with things, they need some continuity, and Neil Redfearn gives them that. Let's just get on with it now."

Cellino is not the type of character, to heed that sort of advice however, with previous managers including Redfearn talking of his constant contact. This has not been presented as a bad thing, more an owner taking an interest, but it must add a layer of pressure to the mix, especially when results are not going well.

Leeds sit in 15th place after the win, and Hinchcliffe does not rule them out of the promotion hunt.

"They are around mid-table, you never know, they could put a winning run together and move towards the play-offs."

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