Neil Redfearn and Leeds United face a 2015 which can be considered both exciting and quite daunting.
There is uncertainty over how the club will go about the January transfer market due to the embargo placed on the club by the Football League and also a little bit of uncertainty over whether owner Massimo Cellino will be forced to resign.
Redfearn’s focus will stay very much on the players at his disposal and here are some New Year resolutions he should consider.
Our away form must improve
Leeds showed signs of a better away performance last weekend against Nottingham forest but generally the away form this season has been poor. If the side can improve on the road, the club has the support base at home to make Elland Road difficult for any team to compete at.
Give more youngsters a chance
Redfearn already does, but it’s important to continue the trend of using younger players. Leeds have one of the best academy setups in the country and the boss has already commented on the importance of making the youngsters believe they can achieve something.
Redfearn may set the side a target of getting into the Championship play-off places by the end of the season. They look off the mark at the moment but there’s no reason why the boss can’t excite and inspire the players by setting that as a target.