Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has high praise for striker Billy Sharp

Neil Redfearn

The frontman has not been a regular at Leeds this season but is pushing hard for a starting place.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been singing the praises of his striker Billy Sharp in his weekly press conference. The Leeds boss spoke to the media yesterday morning and among other things mentioned how Sharp was one of the players constantly pushing him for selection.

In quotes from Inside Futbol Redfearn stated:

"Billy's always knocking on your door. Listen, Billy's attitude has been absolutely first class, I have to say.

"He gets frustrated and he shows it sometimes, and I don't mind that because it shows he cares."

Sharp was signed from Southampton in the summer after his career at St Marys stalled. He had spent time out on loan with Nottingham Forest, Reading and at former club Doncaster Rovers before joining Leeds in August.

He has however struggled for first-team football at Elland Road after finding goals hard to come by since netting on his debut against Middlesbrough.

However, he came on and scored the winner against Huddersfield at the weekend and it would seem he is now pushing the likes of Steve Morrison and Mirco Antenucci hard for a starting place, although the recent arrival of Albanian striker Edgar Cani is set to make that battle even tougher going forward.

But Sharp will be hoping to continue pushing Redfearn until he can prove his worth as the number one striker at Leeds.

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