Redfearn on squad
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn says that the squad was dismantled this summer and it is his job to put it back together again.
With Massimo Cellino looking to put his stamp on the Whites team they made a number of additions in the previous transfer window and Redfearn is trying to get the best out of his bloated squad, as a result.
"It’s basically been dismantled and put back together again, this side," he said to the club's official site. "There’s the influx of overseas players, the influx of young players and the seniors that were already here."
"It’s culminated in a big squad and the most important thing is we have a settled, calm period where we can start reaping the rewards of being settled and start picking results up."
Rotherham United loanee Reece James admits that he has been surprised by the pace of Championship football.
James has made a good start to life in the second tier since joining from Manchester United, but his transition has not been as easy as he has made it seem.
“It’s a lot quicker than I thought it was going to be,” he said to the Sheffield Star.
“You’re thinking on your feet. As soon as the ball comes to you, you’re under pressure."
Gray's faith in May
Stuart Gray is keeping his faith in struggling Sheffield Wednesday striker Stevie May.
The front-man, who was signed this summer to be the side's main goalscorer, has found it tough to hit the back of the net in his first few matches in English football, but Gray feels he will start scoring more regularly soon.
"You just have to keep believing him,” Gray told the Sheffield Star.
“We’ve created chances for him and he’s created chances for himself but the hardest part of football is scoring goals."
Clough on cup-run
Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough is hoping that the side's run to the Capital One Cup semi-final can help boost them up the league.
Last season the Blades made it into the FA Cup semi-finals and their League One form improved hugely, as a result, and Clough is hoping for a similar impact this time around.
“Hopefully the same thing will happen again," he said to the Sheffield Star. "That what we’ve achieved against so-called bigger names can have a positive effect on what we do in the league."