Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn bemoans lack of funds and Watford's millions after defeat

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The Leeds boss commented on the 'millions' Watford have spent in the transfer market.

Yesterday saw Leeds United throw away a 2-0 lead at home to Watford as they went down 3-2 to The Hornets at Elland Road.

Goals from Billy Sharp and Rodolph Austin in the first 20 minutes seemed to have Leeds on their way to an impressive victory over promotion chasing Watford. However, their opponents only know how to attack, and attack they did.

A goal from Troy Deeney reduced arrears before a brace from Matej Vydra in the second half saw Leeds downed in Yorkshire.

After the game, Neil Redfearn had many things to complain about regarding the loss, the second in a row for his team. Silly mistakes cost them as much as Watford's quality.

But he also commented on the difference between the two sides in the transfer market. He is quoted by the Watford Observer as saying: "I think they have scored 69 goals this season and are the highest scorers in the division, they are a free-scoring side and they have players who score goals but they have spent a lot of money, and if you spend a lot of money then you get good players in who score goals.

“It is a fact we are short of players and it looked like we lacked Championship experience today but you have to remember that we have four players out of our academy in our starting XI, whereas they have gone into the market and paid millions for players."

Of course he has a point. Watford's owners, the Pozzo family, also own Spanish side Granada and Italian outfit Udinese - which has seen them use the transfer market impressively in recent years. For instance Vydra, the match winner, scored twice but has recently been overshadowed by Odion Ighalo. In his absence the Czech soared and they still had the likes of Fernando Forestieri, Marco Motta and Daniel Pudil on the bench.

Leeds, meanwhile, would love to have such strength in depth. But they have a team top heavy, with an abundance of strikers but no real wingers. So it is no wonder Redfearn has transfer envy for yesterday's opponents.

Leeds have now lost two on the bounce and are still a little too close for comfort when it comes to the relegation zone. They need to bring in at least one fresh face during the loan window, or risk being sucked back into the basement battle.

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