Yorkshire media round-up: Redfearn hails Leeds star as a 'big plus'

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Redfearn on Morison

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn says that Steve Morison is a 'big plus' for the side, despite his lack of goals.

The target man centre-forward has not been able to hit the back of the net this season, but Redfearn insists that he is still playing an important function for the side. 

"What he needs is one to go in off his backside – a scruffy one. But he’s a big plus for us," Redfearn told Leeds' official site. "There aren’t many good, big target men out there but he leads the line well and he’s mobile.

"He holds onto the ball and brings people into the game. He’s aware and he’s got a good touch for a big man."

McGugan wants unity

It may be six games since Sheffield Wednesday were last victorious, but Lewis McGugan has called for everyone around the club to stay together. 

The Owls have struggled for form of late, despite a number of new additions being made in the January transfer window, but McGugan feels that things will turn around soon. 

“It’s important everyone sticks together,” he told the Sheffield Star. “We are 11th in the table. It’s very tight in the league.

“There are a lot of teams below us and we are still looking up and a few more wins will put us in a better position.

“We have to stick together, keep doing what we are doing and hopefully it will turn around."

Morgan on Blades' win

Sheffield United first-team coach Chris Morgan believes that a stern telling off from Nigel Clough helped his side pick up an impressive 3-1 victory at Bristol City this weekend.

The Blades had looked to be slipping towards a defeat against the League One leaders, but they turned things around in the second half and Morgan felt it was an example of the quality they have in their squad. 

"We had words at half-time," he said to the Yorkshire Post. "Credit to the boys, they had a real good go in the second half and they played like we know they can play.”

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