Neil Redfearn has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post on the most important thing about the way Leeds United are playing at the moment.
The Whites continue their search for an elusive win after a draw against Birmingham City over the weekend, but the boss appears happy with some of the character and attributes he’s seeing from his team.
“The lads are playing with spirit. That’s the biggest thing. They’re playing with desire,” said Redfearn.
“It wasn’t the outcome we wanted but it was a good point against a side who are playing well.”
Redfearn’s comments certainly suggest that morale isn’t a problem at the moment, despite the fact Leeds have failed to win a game since the end of last November.
The right attitude will help the side moving forward because they have to believe that they can get wins and start moving themselves up the Championship table.
It’s also important there appears to be some positive feeling, and small signs of momentum, at Elland Road because next up for Redfearn’s side are Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.
Bournemouth are the Championship leaders and they continue to defend their position impressively.
If Leeds go into the game tomorrow night without the desire and spirit that Redfearn talks about, then they won’t have any chance of causing an upset and getting a positive result.
However, if the boss can get the team fired up, there’s a good chance they can snap at Bournemouth’s heels, stop them from settling down and take advantage by registering a win.
Ultimately, spirit and desire can only get the team so far, but it’s clear Redfearn deserves a bit of praise for working overtime at the moment to make sure heads don’t drop.