Ex-Leeds United defender Jason Pearce has suggested to the Yorkshire Evening Post that one of the main problems at his former club is that Neil Redfearn didn’t know his best team.
Pearce said after his move to Wigan Athletic that he ‘had to get out of there’ to show fans what he could achieve, implying that the team was changing on a weekly basis under Redfearn’s guidance.
However, after another decent performance and a win against Huddersfield Town, has the Whites boss now found his best XI?
Redfearn made a big call over his defence for the game against the Terriers, starting loan signing Sol Bamba next to Liam Cooper.
His inclusion gave the Leeds back four more of a physical presence and allowed them to get right on top of their opposition’s attack, smothering them and preventing them from having a big influence over the game.
In terms of the midfield, Rodolph Austin was retained to give the team presence in the middle of the pitch.
The Sky Sports transfer centre claims a £500,000 fee has been agreed with Wigan Athletic and it will be interesting to see if the club allows the deal to go through.
If Austin leaves, it means another midfield change looking ahead to the next game.
In terms of the attack, Steve Morison started against Huddersfield, with Mirco Antenucci coming off the bench to create a two-man attack, but it was Billy Sharp coming off of the bench who ultimately made the difference.
The spine of the team is there, but there is still evidence that Redfearn is still tweaking to find his best combination of players.