Redfearn: Leeds must do this to beat Derby tonight

Neil Redfearn has called for Leeds United to be better in both boxes against Derby County tonight.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn believes that his side will be in for a much tougher test tonight than the last time they faced Derby County.

The Whites travel to the iPro Stadium on poor form, but knowing that they have the ability to beat Derby after a recent 2-0 success against them. 

That win should give the visitors confidence that they have the ability to pull off an upset on their travels, but Redfearn is under no illusions as to how tough their task is and he has appealed for them to be sharper both defensively and when attacking. 

“We upset the apple cart that day by getting a result and playing well but they will know about us now so it will be more difficult this time," he said to Leeds' official site.

“We have to make sure that we get the level of performance right and that we are more diligent at both ends of the pitch.” 

Leeds have picked up just eight points from their last 10 fixtures and they are in serious danger of losing their status as a Championship club.

The Whites went into the season harbouring ambitions of getting out of the division, but they were expecting an escape to the Premier League rather than League One. 

At the moment, Redfearn's men are four points above the drop zone, but they are looking nervously over their shoulder and the prospect of facing Derby is not one which they will relish. 

The Rams are one of the standout teams in the second tier and they will be determined to pick up the three points tonight to lift them closer to the top of the table. 

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