Leeds United youngster Sam Byram has told the Yorkshire Evening Post what he feels is most important for the side ahead of their next game.
Leeds don’t have a match this weekend after they were put out of the FA Cup in the last round against Sunderland and with no Championship games being played this weekend.
The break gives manager Neil Redfearn and the players the chance to work on a number of different things and Byram has identified the period as an important one in terms of playing staff being able to rest.
“It would be good to have a game on Saturday and carry on the run but equally I think it’s just as important that we give our legs a good rest,” he said.
“We’ll look to our next game now and it’s definitely winnable.”
“It’s a big derby but if we put in the same effort and performance we did against Bournemouth, we won’t be far off.”
Whether the break in fixtures has been a good or bad thing for Leeds is difficult to judge until the side takes on Huddersfield in their next game.
It’s important for the players to try and rest over the course of the next few days because of the pressure that was put on the players by a busy Christmas and New Year period.
However, it could work against Leeds because it disrupts the momentum the side has created in their last few games.
Leeds need to string wins together to try and move away from the bottom places in the Championship, but they will benefit from a rest which should make them a much more difficult proposition for Huddersfield to get the better of in their next contest.