Neil Redfearn unhappy with Leeds United strikers after Wigan defeat

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The Leeds boss knows his forwards must be more clinical.

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn was unhappy with his strikers after the Yorkshire side's 2-0 loss to Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on Boxing Day.

Leeds have found goals notoriously difficult to come by so far this Championship season, with today being no exception.

And Redfearn admits the likes of Mirco Antenucci, Billy Sharp and more simply have to do better.

“Goalscorers find a way. The strikers have got to have a bit more devil about them. If it had got to 1-1, I would have fancied us to win it," the Leeds boss told LUTV after the Wigan defeat.

“You’ve got to have composure and quality when you’re finishing. I prided myself on scoring from midfield. It’s about hitting the target, making the goalkeeper work.

“It’s about doing the simple things well in those situations. We didn’t get desperate but the quality wasn’t good enough.

“If we’re going to start picking results up, we’ve got to start being better at both ends of the pitch. The general play, we are as good as most of the sides we play.

“But we’ve got to do stuff with it. The strikers have got to come alive, be alive and alert. It’s not rocket science."

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