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Neil Redfearn comments on what lies ahead for Billy Sharp at Leeds United

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn says Billy Sharp will get more chances after an all-action display against Nottingham Forest.

 Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn says he was impressed by Billy Sharp's commitment against Nottingham Forest.

So taken was Redfearn with the striker's display, that he promised afetr the game there would be further chances for the summer signing.

Sharp was handed a start over Souleymane Doukara, who has formed a solid strike partnership with Mirco Antenucci in recent weeks, leaving him watching on from the sidelines.

After a couple of substitute appearances over the last fortnight, Sharp was finally given his chance and seized it by scoring a penalty, but it was his all-round commitment which impressed the boss.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "Billy Sharp, the guy's a natural goalscorer and he was tracking back at left-back today.

"Don't forget he's been out the picture, but he's earnt his chance and he'll get more."

Redfearn went onto explain that a gut-feeling helped him make the decision to start Sharp over Doukara.

"I had a feeling about Billy Sharp going back to his old club today, I thought he'd score, but I didn't think it'd be from the penalty spot."

The second half equaliser in the 1-1 draw was Leeds' first penalty of the season, yet they have conceded six, the highest figure in the Championship.

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