Byram reveals what Redfearn told him the night before Reading win

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The 21-year-old Leeds star scored during his side's 2-0 win over Steve Clarke's men.

Leeds United star Sam Byram has revealed the details of an encouraging chat with boss Neil Redfearn the night before his side's 2-0 win at Reading, according to the club's official website.

Byram, predominantly a right-back, was pushed further forward to play at right wing against Reading and came up with the goods to double Leeds' lead in the second half.

And the youngster says his manager gave him all the confidence he needs in terms of going forward the night before the game.

A position change for the naturally attacking Byram seemed to make sense earlier this season and the Leeds boss now appears to have switched him for good. 

"I had a chat with Redders in the hotel the night before the game and he was saying there’s no why I can’t go on and get five, six or seven goals and help pick up points for the team," the 21-year-old said.

"The players know their positions now. Everyone knows their jobs and what it takes, what is needed to put teams under pressure and try and create chances.

"I think it shows what we’re capable of. We’ve set ourselves a high benchmark now to go on and kick on and try and climb up the table."

After the 2-0 win, Redfearn made an even more confident claim to the media, suggesting that Byram can go on to achieve double figures this term.

The Leeds star has only scored twice so far this campaign but is yet to have a regular run of games further forward.

Leeds will now, as Byram suggests, look to push on up the Championship table, having lost just once in their last five games. The Yorkshire side host Millwall at Elland Road in their next league clash on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.

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