Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has explained when he feels fans will start seeing the best football from his team.
Redfearn believes that his side will start producing good football once they have moved up the Championship and into a good position, which allows them to look forwards rather than backwards.
“The ideal scenario to really bed things down is to be in a position in the league where you can relax into games and go and play good football,” he told the Leeds website.
“We’re still in a position where we’re looking over our shoulders all the time.”
One of the problems for Leeds has been consistency in all aspects.
It’s been a problem for the side to bed in under a new manager, with Redfearn’s permanent appointment the fourth change the players had been forced to endure this season.
There’s been a lack of consistency from a playing point of view with positive performances such as the win against Derby, mixed in with disappointing results such as the defeat against Fulham.
Redfearn clearly believes he’s got a very young side that is full of potential.
He’s already commented several times that he wants to give them the space and freedom to play entertaining and attacking football and he’s right to suggest that’s more likely to happen when Leeds are a bit safer.
The mentality in his younger players is different.
On the one hand, they will want to play with freedom but on the other hand, they will be wary of the pressure of playing for the club and nervous about making mistakes.
That will create potential problems in terms of the side tensing up and it’s important Leeds focus on a couple of positive results over Christmas, which will get the side off to a good start in the New Year.