Leeds United deserve a major pat on the back for backing their manager with the arrivals of Sol Bamba and Granddi Ngoyi on loan deals over the rest of the season.
Bamba addresses the need for a fresh option at centre back while Ngoyi represents a player who offers protection to the back four in the holding midfield role.
Redfearn has been quite open in the way he’s previously talked about the recruiting system he works under at Leeds and there are two reasons, officials at the club have signed two very good players.
They provide an obvious presence in key areas, which gives Leeds something a bit different to what they have used this season.
Leeds have some players who are small, skilful on the ball, but players who don’t intimidate the opposition and go about their business in an aggressive way.
The second reason relates to the threat they give Leeds in terms of set pieces.
Leeds have been relatively predictable for opposition sides this season because any team, which has generally smaller players means they are restricted in terms of how they can look to attack the opposition.
Leeds now have two extra big players to utilise at set pieces, which gives the side more of a threat in that area than was previously the case.
It’s important they both settle down quickly and take effectively to Championship football because the Whites are under pressure to climb the table and pull clear of danger. They both offer a good chance of just that happening.