Neil Redfearn welcomes Steve Thompson to Leeds, says transfers still possible in January

Here are some of the main points from the Leeds United press conference.

Leeds United take on Nottingham Forest at the weekend, in a game of two giants who have been punching below their weight for far too long now.

But Leeds boss Neil Redfearn received a boost today after finally getting his assistant through the door.

Since taking over permanently from Darko Milanic he has not had a second in command. It has been well known for a while that Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson was the man he wanted. He started his career with Thompson at Bolton Wanderers and has finally managed to get his man.

Thompson even joined Redfearn in his weekly press conference today, after agreeing a move until the end of the season with an option to extend for a further year.

In the press conference Redfearn made his happiness at the appointment clear, telling the gathered media:

Thompson himself also spoke about the appointment, discussing an impressive first training session:

After the introduction and pleasantries the attention turned to the result against Fulham last week and the game with Forest on Saturday.

Redfearn says he was irritated in the way in which Leeds threw away a result against Fulham last week:

But perhaps the most surprising aspect of the press conference is Redfearn telling the press that Leeds are still discussing transfer plans for January. He says he has discussed options with chairman Massimo Cellino, despite Leeds being put under a transfer embargo this week:

So perhaps there is reason to wonder who might arrive at Leeds in the coming weeks.

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