Leeds boss Redfearn: We made Nottingham Forest look predictable

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Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn was impressed with his team's tactical masterplan coming together.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn promised to change his approach after the terrible away defeat to Ipswich a fortnight ago.

They were hammered 4-1, but their trip to Nottingham Forest saw them pick up a point, just their sixth on the road this season.

Billy Sharp in for Souleymane Doukara was the only personnel change on the loss to Fulham a week earlier, but the devil is in the detail, as Redfearn explained after the game.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "The front three played a little bit wider to stop them getting in wide positions because in previous games we felt we had a problem down the sides, it was too easy to get balls in the box."

This has been down to their narrow diamond midfield but he felt Leeds prevented Forest's crosses effectively.

He continued: "It got to the point Forest were knocking long balls from back to front, it was a battle but we were dealing with them.

"It made them quite predictable at times. It worked to a point then obviously we had to change it round, went 4-4-2 to get it over the line."

Forest were able to deliver six accurate crosses against Leeds however from 28 attempts, but this was only two less than the eight Ipswich succeeded in delivering against them from exactly the same number of attempts.

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