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What did Neil Redfearn say when asked about possible arrival of Pavoletti?

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Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn is backing club officials over any players they recruit this winter.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has admitted that Sassuolo forward Leonardo Pavoletti may appear at the club in January.

Pavoletti has been mentioned as one player who could come in at Elland Road this winter despite a transfer embargo, which has been placed on the club.

In an interview for BBC West Yorkshire Sport, Redfearn was asked about the 26-year-old linking up with the Championship club and he gave a positive response.

“Yeah, exactly that – My role is head coach and we have a recruiter – that’s how our club runs and I haven’t got a problem with that,” he told BBC West Yorkshire Sport.

“To be fair the players who have come in previously; the Antenuccis, the Silvestris, the Belluscis, these are good players so they know what they’re doing.”

“They know what’s happening when they bring these players in – if we can bring four better players in than what we’ve got then great.”

Redfearn has the balance just about right in terms of how he uses the players who are being brought in by club officials and the way he blends them with the youngsters.

Leeds could use a boost ahead of the second half of the season, as they look to pull away from the bottom places in the Championship, with a spot in the play-offs not unrealistic with a very good run of results.

Where a problem is created is if the players coming in give Redfearn a problem such as forcing out a youngster he admires or if players arrive who he doesn’t necessarily want.

However, he seems to trust the club if they want to try and sign Pavoletti within the rules and it will give him extra options up front.

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