Yorkshire media round-up: Redfearn on raising Leeds team spirit

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Redfearn on raising team spirit

Whilst many football managers like to try and keep their side on the straight and narrow, Neil Redfearn has revealed he has adopted a slightly different approach at Leeds United to raise team spirits. 

Redfearn has rather surprisingly allowed his squad to go on a few nights out together and he feels that it has been an important factor in helping the team bond. 

“We’ve let them have a couple of nights out, just to bring everyone together and get used to one another," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post

“It’s an important thing because we’ve got quite an eclectic mix here – overseas players, seniors, young players. There’s a real will amongst them and that’s been very apparent.”

Madine on joining Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine says it was an easy choice to go on loan to Blackpool because their manager, Lee Clark, is one of his heroes. 

The Tangerines look doomed in the Championship, but Madine insists that the opportunity to play for them was too good to turn down. 

“Lee Clark is a hero of mine and all of my family are big Newcastle supporters so I couldn’t say no. It was an easy decision," he said to the Sheffield Telegraph

“As soon as I got the phone call and I heard Lee [Clark] was interested, I couldn’t say no really to my chance to play in The Championship again."

Clough on Turner

Nigel Clough says that he has no worries if Mark Howard is ruled out of their match with Bristol City on Saturday. 

Howard has been the Blades first choice in goal all season, but Clough has confidence that Iain Turner is able to step in if the Scot isn't fit.

"If Mark’s not okay for the weekend, or there are any doubts at all, then Iain will play. It’s as simple as that," he told the Sheffield Star. "He’s ready."

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