Redfearn makes encouraging statement about Leeds United's progress

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Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn believes his side are improving by the game.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn was in buoyant mood after the side picked up a 2-0 win over Derby County on Saturday. 

The Whites beat the early Championship pace-setters in what was their finest performance of the season to date, with Mirco Antenucci scoring both their goals.

It was a display of the quality that they have at their possession, when they play to the maximum of their ability, and Redfearn believes that his young squad are improving by the game. 

"They’re getting better and better. They’re getting more and more experience," he said to Leeds official site. "They’re getting their feet under the table. I think it was important on Saturday that the bulk of the 11 stayed from Blackburn.

"That is why I kept them out there – they got this win together. "We’re trying to build a team and it’s important that they get this feeling together. "The subs are part and parcel of this and they came on and did their bit. We’re trying to put a team together and I was really pleased with what happened on Saturday." 

Leeds have been inconsistent throughout the campaign so far, showing their ability in patches, but they appear to be clicking into gear. 

The side have won their last two games at Elland Road and appear a much tougher team to beat under the guidance of Redfearn. 

The 49-year-old boss has spoken of his desire to get into the playoffs this season and this performance was evidence of their promotion credentials.

At the moment Leeds are eight points away from the top-six, but if they continue to perform to the standard they reached on Saturday then they have a chance of breaching that gap. 

The Yorkshire outfit's next game comes against high-flying Ipswich Town, where they will be looking to prove once again that they are capable of beating the very best in the division. 

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