Sharp explains why he hopes Leeds United fans are happy

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Billy Sharps says he hopes Leeds United fans are happy with the way the side played against Nottingham Forest.

Leeds United striker Billy Sharp says he hopes the club’s fans are happy with the way the team fought back against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Sharp scored from the penalty spot after Leeds had conceded a sloppy opening goal to marginally improve the form they have been showing away from home this season.

“I hope the fans are happy with the way we came back from 1-0 down and we haven’t got a result away from home for a long time now,” Sharp told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“We had to stop the rot and a point is better than nothing.”

Leeds currently sit in 18th place as they head into the Boxing Day game against Wigan and Sharp believes some good form during the festive period will do the side some good.

Leeds are currently six points away from the top half of the table and Sharp believes that two wins from the club’s next two games will give the team momentum, which they can use to start attacking the top 12 places in the Championship.

“Hopefully, we can go into the home game now and get a win. We just need some momentum where we can win two games on the trot and go away and get a point and then come back full of confidence.”

Neil Redfearn has commented on inconsistency as one of the things his team need to improve moving forward.

Leeds have a young side, with players like Sharp injected for experience and it’s important that results improve to stop the heads of those younger players from dropping.

“They (Wigan) are struggling, but we need a win at home ourselves. It will be a big game and a big crowd and hopefully we can get a win for the fans.”

The fans will be as important as ever with a packed home crowd likely due to the tradition of having a match on Boxing Day.

Leeds fans need reasons to cheer and Sharp seems determined for the side to give them some.

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