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Leeds boss Redfearn glad to turn attention away from Cellino saga, changes expected

Neil Redfearn

Updates from Leeds boss Neil Redfearn's press conference as he prepares his side to face Brighton.

Leeds United are preparing for a midweek fixture against Brighton, on the back of a superb record of six win in their last seven games.

Three of these have come away from home, with Neil Redfearn's side sitting just outside the top 10 in 11th place. Brighton are in 20th place, winning their first game in five at the weekend against Birmingham. 

Leeds' form is a real turnaround from December when they failed to win a single game and dropped down the table to the point that relegation was discussed as a genuine fear.

Going into December Leeds had been in good form, beating Derby 2-0 at home, until distractions from off-field matters followed.

Owner Massimo Cellino was banned by the Football League due to a previous tax conviction in Italy, while a transfer embargo was also put in place. Now with the side winning again, Neil Redfearn is pleased the focus has returned.

There are no major injury concerns for the club heading into the game at the Amex, but given the quick turnaround from the testing game at Middlesbrough, there could be changes.

One enforced change will be Liam Cooper coming in for the suspended Giuseppe Bellusci, who Redfearn confirmed will re-take the captain's armband, which he was handed by Sol Bamba after coming on late at the Riverside.

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