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Five challenges facing Leeds boss Neil Redfearn this week

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has plenty to mull over this week.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn will be disappointed with the 1-0 defeat to Fulham over the weekend, which was the Whites’ second defeat on the bounce.

The boss now has plenty to mull over ahead of the trip to Nottingham Forest this weekend, where three points will be vital to helping the side claw themselves up the Championship table.

Here are five talking points for the boss after the weekend.


One of the main questions on the mind of Redfearn is how can the side keep a clean sheet? The team can look to the performance against Derby and Redfearn can get the players to focus on how positive they felt after defeating the league leaders, without conceding.


One of the noticeable aspects of Leeds’ midfield performance against Fulham was a lack of tackling and challenges in the middle of the team. There needs to be more grit and more urgency for the side to win the ball back when they lose possession in key areas.


One of the biggest challenges facing Redfearn this week is how he’s going to keep the side’s morale up. He’ll be going all out to think of productive ways he can address problems in his team but in a way which doesn’t add to the negative feeling which will likely already exist.


Leeds had more than double the number of attempts against Fulham and over three times as many corners. Where’s the precision? The attacking players need to reign things in and make the most of the great opportunities that those around them are creating.


He looks the business in terms of the creativity he brings to the attack. However, he seems to lose a bit of discipline and focus going into the second half of games. One of the challenges for Redfearn this week is going to be how he can keep the Brazilian switched on, guarding against him losing interest.

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