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Five things learned from Leeds' Fulham loss: Redfearn, Adryan & Sharp feature

Five conclusions from yet another Leeds defeat - one that leaves them in a worrying position in the Championship table.

Redfearn in doubt already?

This afternoon's 1-0 defeat to Fulham marked the end of Neil Redfearn's unbeaten record at Elland Road this season. And a small minority of Leeds United fans appear to be showing discontent with his reign already.

It is difficult to gauge just how many are unhappy and the 49-year-old should reasonably expect to be given more time. But it appears the Darko Milanic era has done sufficient damage to the Leeds side that Redfearn had riding high to make the job an extremely difficult one for the Yorkshireman.

This is Massimo Cellino we are talking about, after all. At Leeds, it is always hard to know whether the manager's job is in danger or not.

Who's got the steel?

The biggest problem Redfearn has after watching his side lose to Fulham - and a question many Leeds fans are asking - is who exactly has the steel to get the side out of their current mire?

The likes of Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and more are all fine young players. But experience trumps youth when it comes to the Championship and strength and physicality is certainly of more use than excellent technical skills towards the bottom of the division. Who's going to step up to the plate at Leeds?

Goals are a big problem

Heading into today's Elland Road clash, Fulham had conceded the most goals in the Championship. They shipped none against Leeds but still remain the holders of that unwanted record - despite Huddersfield conceding five and going within one of the Cottagers.

And still Leeds failed to net against the west London side. Redfearn has the quality in Mirco Antenucci - but who else is capable of scoring for the Yorkshire club?

Adryan miss

Related to both the theme of steel and goalscoring, Adryan - usually Leeds' golden boy - was the subject of some criticism today for not taking his chances this afternoon. At one point, the Brazilian looked certain to score but didn't deliver in front of the home crowd.

And that begs the question: when will the 20-year-old find his feet and begin to really make a huge difference? Adryan must certainly be given time at Elland Road and his creativity on the ball is under no question. But potential can only get you so far. If, as many fans are worrying, Leeds are entering a relegation battle, chances need to be put away now - not with the promise of doing so in the future.

Give Sharp a go

One man who was the subject of much praise from the Elland Road faithful today, though, was Billy Sharp, who looked brighter than many of his colleagues after coming on in the 60th minute.

Sharp's Leeds career has seemed to go in patches. He has either been in demand after spending too much time on the bench, or dropped to the bench after failing to net for a couple of games.

Now, the summer signing from Southampton is definitely deserving of at least a start or two. Souleymane Doukara's form has tailed off somewhat in the last few weeks and Sharp provides Leeds with some much-needed energy.

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