Neil Redfearn criticises Leeds predecessors Hockaday and Milanic

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Neil Redfearn he is carrying 'baggage' from previous Leeds United's bosses poor results.

Leeds manager Neil Redfearn held his weekly press conference on Thursday, and faced a barrage of questions about the team's poor away form.

The 4-1 defeat to Ipswich in the previous game summed up their record, winning five points away from home all season.

Fortunately Leeds play at home this weekend, facing former striker Ross McCormack's former club Fulham.

Redfearn has now been in charge for 10 of 20 matches played this season, and says he feels his job is made harder by the woeful results of previous bosses Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic.

He told Radio Yorkshire: "The away form is something we've got to address, it's happened all season.

"I'm carrying the baggage of what's happened befoe as well. six points out of 10 games, ain't enough. I'm carrying that as well.

"We're trying to get into a position where we can go into games in a better position in the league, and relax into our football. The signs are good.

"If you times my points total by two we'd be on 34 points."

It's easy for Redfearn to feel frustrated. He has picked up 17 of the club's 23 points, while the previous bosses combined just for six. Either his record is astounding, or their's woeful, perhaps a bit of both.

It is not the first time either Redfearn has criticised previous regimes, stating earlier into his reign as permanent head coach that he felt defender Sam Byram had been mishandled, even looking back further to the time under Brian McDermott.

Leeds were also unable to pursue business on an incoming basis ahead of the loan deadline, as their priority and energies were spent trying to trim the bloated squad of excess baggage, players signed even in the summer who he did not want.

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