Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he started to see improvements from his team at the start of January.
Leeds have been sitting on a fantastic performance against Bournemouth in their last game for some time, which was their first victory since the end of Last November.
It improved the club’s position in the table and the boss feels the result was coming due to the improvements, which have been made by his team.
“That result’s been coming for a few weeks. We’ve been improving bit by bit and we’ve been getting better. If you look at the games since the turn of the year, we’ve been a competitive side,” said the boss.
“Bournemouth was outstanding and to beat a team like that is no mean feat. But we ran Bolton close at their place and we were unlucky not to beat Birmingham at home.”
“You’re talking about three form teams there and it wouldn’t have been an injustice if we’d come out of those games with nine points.”
The challenge for Redfearn is how he gets the team prepared for a very different game against Huddersfield this weekend.
Training would have been easy for him directly after the Bournemouth game because the players would have been buzzing with excitement and still high after beating the league leaders.
Not having a game last weekend, due to the FA Cup and a reduced Championship schedule, means some of his players may have started to get itchy fit waiting for their next game.
However, Redfearn will not allow any laziness or complacency to creep into the minds of his players after just one good result.
The game against Huddersfield represents a chance for the team to end January in the right way and pull further clear of the relegation places.
The team then have a very busy February which includes games against Brentford, Middlesbrough and Watford who all have very good attacks and won’t hesitate to take advantage if Leeds show any inconsistency.