Redfearn on international break
Neil Redfearn says that Leeds United have worked on understanding the basics of the game over the international break.
The Whites boss said the confidence in the squad was low, so having the two week break to work on some of their deficiencies has served the team well.
"It’s been a chance to reiterate certain things – working the ball in tight spaces, working the right options, that sort of thing," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“It’s not rocket science and I’m not reinventing the wheel but the group were a bit low and a bit short of confidence when I took the job on a few of weeks ago. You get confidence by going through the basics again and the international break gives you time to do that."
Gray bemoans injuries
Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray believes that his squad have been unlucky with the amount of injuries they have suffered so far this season.
The Owls have had to cope without a number of first-team players throughout the campaign so far and Gray feels the resultant lack of competition in the squad is harming the side.
“What we do need is everyone out of the treatment room to add that little bit more competition for places," he told the Sheffield Star. "That’s what we have been missing.”
Powell wants to continue run
Chris Powell insists that Huddersfield Town must continue their good home form by beating Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
The two meet in what is sure to be a hotly contested Yorkshire derby and Powell wants to see the Terriers pick up a victory at the John Smith's Stadium, which has been something of a fortress.
“We’ve won three of our last four and drawn the other (at the John Smith’s Stadium) and we need to continue that run,” he said to the Examiner.
Collins wants starting role
Sheffield United defender Neill Collins is determined to break back into Nigel Clough's starting line-up.
The centre-back has been overlooked for much of the campaign so far, but Collins is working hard to ensure that Clough can no longer leave him out.
“I’m very determined to regain my place and get back in,” Collins said to the Sheffield Star. “I can’t train any harder because I’ve always given 100 per cent but I’m doing extra fitness work and making sure that I’m completely and utterly focused.