Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has offered support to head coach Neil Redfearn.
Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has backed under pressure head coach Neil Redfearn.
Redfearn’s career as permanent head coach of Leeds hasn’t gone as he would have played, with the Whites suffering a setback against Blackburn Rovers last weekend with a 2-1 defeat following the international break.
However, Gray insists the burden of responsibility falls with the players and it’s their job to take the pressure off of their manager.
“Neil’s all right and I think Neil prepared the team well for Blackburn,” Gray is quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“It’s down to individual players is that and individual errors and that’s something they have got to cut out of their game.”
Leeds need to work hard and improve quickly because they face a difficult game against Derby County tomorrow, with the Rams currently three points clear at the top of the Championship.
Derby are 19 points ahead of Leeds in the table as things stand and are capable of condemning the home side to a big defeat of the errors aren’t cut out as Gray suggests.
When Redfearn was unveiled as the permanent head coach of the side, he maintained that he was going to give his younger players the extra responsibility to step up and be accountable in the first team.
That’s a freedom that other managers wouldn’t allow the side and it’s important the players put in a big performance tomorrow for their manager to get everyone moving in the right direction.