The phrase ‘rollercoaster season’ appears an apt one for Leeds United’s latest campaign, but following their 1-0 victory against Millwall on Saturday – their fourth win in five Championship matches – it seems things are very much on the up.
That is something Leeds manager Neil Redfearn was focusing on after a win that took his side to 12th in the second tier – a remarkable feat considering where they were just a few short weeks ago.
In comments published by Leeds’ official Twitter account after the match, Redfearn said he had told his squad to “start looking up now,” before adding, “We’ve got to believe we can go places and get results.”
Leeds have a wonderful young squad at their disposal, with the likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor all impressing and plenty more waiting in the wings for a chance of their own; and Redfearn’s latest comments will be music to the ears of a Leeds fan-base that has suffered its fair share of misfortune in recent times.
A promotion push is almost certainly beyond the squad in what remains of this campaign, but if Redfearn can keep his side together and build around them, there is no reason they cannot aim for a return to the top flight from August onwards.
As the Leeds boss said himself, it is time to start looking up…