Yorkshire latest: Redfearn wary of Ipswich threat; Powell hopes for clinical finishing

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Redfearn on Ipswich threat

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has talked up the quality of Ipswich Town's squad ahead of their Championship fixture tomorrow. 

The Whites travel to Portman Road to face a tough test of their promotion credentials and Redfearn admits they are playing against a team with a lot of quality. 

“Ipswich are big and physical," he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post. "They’re quite direct but they play with quality. I don’t mean they’re long-ball. They get it into the front quickly and they get bodies around the ball. They’ve also got people who are capable of scoring goals."

Powell wants clinical edge

Huddersfield Town need to start taking their chances, according to Chris Powell.

The Terriers manager has become frustrated with their profligacy in front of goal and he says they must become more ruthless.

“In the main we are creating chances," he said to Huddersfield's official site. "We need to take them because, as we saw at Bolton, that can be the difference on the day. We need to arrest that, because we want to feel good about ourselves."

Clough backs McNulty

Marc McNulty may not have hit the back of the net with the regularity that Sheffield United were hoping for when they signed him, but Nigel Clough has still been impressed by what he has seen.

McNulty has regularly been utilised from the substitutes' bench by Clough and a recent injury has thwarted his progress, but the Blades manager is still encouraged by what he has seen so far. 

“Marc has shown what a good player he is,” Clough said to the Sheffield Telgraph.

“He’s an exciting talent and that’s why we brought him here. We’ve always maintained that we’ll bring him on and take care of his development in the right way, and in the proper manner.”

Lees on top-six hopes

Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees insists that his side are not far off being a top-six side.

The Owls are currently in 13th position in the Championship table, but Lees believes a playoff push is possible. 

“The difference between the top six teams in this league and the sides below is tiny,” Lees told the Sheffield Star. “It’s fine margins at this level.

“There are a couple of games which we could easily have won and then we would be in and around the top six."

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