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The Neil Redfearn masterstroke partly to thank for Leeds' good form

Leeds United have climbed up the Championship table in recent weeks.

Neil Redfearn's man-management skills deserve huge credit, as he has continued to bring players back from the cold to great success.

Leeds United had looked set to part ways with Steve Morison, Luke Murphy and Scott Wootton throughout the season, with the Yorkshire Evening Post carrying reports of their availability, but the trio have become part of a core of players that have lifted the Whites up the table.

Leeds have lost just once in their last six Championship matches and it owes much to Redfearn's ability to motivate his squad that they have climbed the standings.

It would have been easy for any of the aforementioned trio to have sulked after being dropped down the pecking order, but they have responded well and look highly motivated to drive the club on to new heights.

Redfearn must take some of the credit for this. Managers are often happy to ostracise players in their squads, but the Leeds boss will clearly never write anyone's chances off and he is being rewarded for his open approach.

Changing opinions at Elland Road is never an easy thing to do, but if Murphy, Morison and Wootton can continue to perform at their current levels then they have a chance of making a success of their time with the Yorkshire club.

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