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Neil Redfearn: The foreign players are amazed

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has commented on the impact that the fan-base the club have is having on the new signings.

Neil Redfearn says that Leeds United's foreign recruits are loving the huge crowds at Elland Road. 

The Whites have one of the biggest fan-bases in England, let alone in the second-tier, and their Italian group are enjoying playing for a club of such a high stature. 

Leeds brought in a number of players from Serie B over the summer months, where crowds tend to be much lower than the average attendance at Elland Road, and Redfearn says that they are appreciating all the support they are getting. 

“The foreign players who’ve come in, the likes of Mirco (Antenucci), Marco (Silvestri) and others – they’re loving these crowds," he said to the Yorkshire Post.

"It’s quite new for them and you can tell that they’re feeding off it. As for the English lads here, they know that this is Leeds. It’s part of the appeal, surely.”

Leeds' new arrivals have actually made a good impression at the club, but the lack of stability has clearly impeded their form.

The likes of the aforementioned Antenucci and Slivestri are arguably the club's two best pieces of business, but Adryan, Tommaso Bianchi and Souleymane Doukara have also improved the squad. 

It will be up to Redfearn to harness the potential of this squad and start moving them up the table at a rapid rate. 

Only this week the 49-year-old has talked up the squad's chances of making it into a playoff spot this season, but that will take a serious up-turn in results to be achievable. 

At the moment, Leeds are eight points away from sixth placed Brentford and they will need to sustain some good form if they are to breach that gap. 

They will be looking to start gaining ground this weekend, though, when they travel to Blackburn Rovers for a match which is sure to be a test of their credentials. 

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