Neil Redfearn says Leeds United will 'compete to win' cup tie with Sunderland

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The Championship side would cherish a cup win over Sunderland, says their manager.

This weekend offers those teams suffering in the league a potential reprieve in the form of the FA Cup. One team who will be hoping for an external boost from their Championship form is Leeds United.

The Yorkshire club are in dire form in the league and currently hover just above the Championship relegation zone.

This weekend however they take on Sunderland in the FA Cup, with the hope of a potential cup upset in the air.

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn has been discussing the game in his press conference this afternoon and he certainly sounds optimistic.

The Leeds boss wants his team to take it to their Premier League opposition and hopefully gain passage to the next round of the competition, admitting he will be putting out a side to win the game:

He also believes that the club's foreign players, of which there are many, understand the importance of the cup to the club's fans and will not take it lightly when they face Gus Poyet's side.

They shouldn't, because a morale boosting cup win could really turn Leeds' season around and get 2015 started with a bang.

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