'They've got to earn their corn': Redfearn unhappy with Leeds strikers

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is demanding that his strikers become more ruthless.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn is demanding that his faltering strike force end their goal-scoring problems soon. 

The Whites have scored just 25 goals in their 23 Championship games to date and their struggles in front of goal have begun to frustrate the manager. 

Leeds have a lot of quality in attacking areas, with Mirco Antenucci, Adryan, Billy Sharp and Steve Morison all having the talent to be threats in the second tier, but the quartet have all failed to meet expectations so far this season and it is an issue that Redfearn wants to address. 

“Our general play is usually as good as anyone that we play against. We pass the ball and we are trying to play," Redfearn told the club's official site. “We have lots of spells of possession but we have got to do something with it.

“We need to be more dangerous with the ball and the people at the business end of the market, your strikers, need to come alive and be alert. They have got to earn their corn by putting the ball in the back of the net."

Redfearn's appointment has not had the desired impact on the team so far, with Leeds' form being dire since he took over. 

The 49-year-old led the club to 10 points from 12 when caretaker manager, but he has delivered just eight points from his nine games in permanent charge so far. 

It means that the Whites are looking nervously over their shoulders, with the Yorkshire club currently only four points above the Championship drop zone.

It is a position which doesn't reflect the quality they possess in their squad, but unless things improve drastically it seems unlikely that any improvements in results will occur.