Leeds United boss hails Rudy Austin's performance against Brentford

Elland Road pitchside

The Leeds midfielder could have reportedly moved to Wigan Athletic in January.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn feels Rodolph Austin was outstanding against Brentford on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

And the midfielder's performance is a credit to his professionalism, according to his manager.

Austin reportedly almost left Leeds for Wigan in the January transfer window but remained a member of the Yorkshire side's squad.

Now, the 29-year-old is turning out regularly for Redfearn's side and his boss believes he was impressive against the Bees, hailing his work-rate in particular.

"I thought Rudy was outstanding for us today. He gives absolutely everything," the 49-year-old Leeds boss said.

"He's come from a difficult set of circumstances where there was enough interest in him to unsettle him but he didn't show it today. I thought he was great and he's got to take credit for that as a professional."

Leeds now sit 10th in the Championship after their 1-0 defeat to Brentford - in spite of what Redfearn thought was a brilliant performance from Austin.

The Leeds boss has also warned his side that they must up their game ahead of Tuesday night's visit to Reading.

The Brentford defeat ended a four-game unbeaten run for the Yorkshire side and Redfearn and co will be keen to ensure it remains a mere blip, as opposed to the start of another poor run for the Elland Road outfit.

Alex Pritchard's 65th-minute winner ultimately consigned Leeds to a 1-0 loss against the Bees.

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