Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has explained how he’s working hard to avoid a dip in morale from affecting his squad.
Leeds face a difficult game against Nottingham Forest this weekend, which comes after a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Fulham last weekend.
Redfearn has admitted that his players are low, but has promised the club’s fans that he’s doing everything possible to set the side up for a positive result.
“They’re professional, they come in and they realise. They’re disappointed but I don’t allow them to be flat, they can’t be. In football you’ve got to move on to the next game,” he told the Leeds website.
“You’ve got to make sure you go and give a good account of yourselves and get a result. It’s what we’ve been working on all week.”
Forest were one of the early pace setters in the Championship, but their form has dipped to a point where they are now contesting for a play-off place.
However, Redfearn believes that Forest could go on a run of games, which puts them back in the hunt for the league lead, which makes them a dangerous side to play against.
He’s also provided some positive news for Leeds fans in that he’s been working on different things with the squad in training, rather than trusting the methods which have been used in recent defeats.
“They’re a good side, they had a great start to the season. They were running away with it at one point and then they had a bit of a blip.”
“We’ve been working on one or two different things during the week – how we’re going to look and what we’re going to do – but I still want to have our DNA in it.”
A win for Leeds would put them onto 26 points and nudge them up the table slightly, as they aim for the top half.
It’s important for the team to build some momentum through Christmas and New Year which will allow the team to try and take a more favourable position in January, looking ahead to the summer.