Leeds United striker Billy Sharp has explained in the Yorkshire Evening Post that he’s fully fit and just needs games to improve his all-round sharpness.
Sharp missed a great chance in the defeat against Watford last weekend, which would have been crucial in helping the side towards a point.
However, defeat followed but Leeds have a great chance to react in positive fashion when they take on Ipswich Town this evening.
“I am fit don’t get me wrong. I can get through 90 minutes week in, week out,” he said.
“There’s a difference between that and spinning in the box first time and smashing the ball into the bottom corner. The difference is that is comes naturally - When I’m in form, that sort of finish comes instantly.”
Sharp could now be given the extended run of games he’s looking for because Steve Morison has struggled to find the back of the net when he’s played.
Sharp has scored important goals this season, such as the late winner at Huddersfield, and he injects something a bit different into the attack.
Redfearn could try and fit both of them into the same team, but that could mean sacrificing a midfielder, which would stretch a side which already doesn’t have a great deal of width.
It’s encouraging for Redfearn that Sharp appears to be so eager for a chance and determined to improve his intensity and sharpness in the middle of games.
He works hard, he’s passionate and if he can maintain his fitness and score when he’s given chances this season, he can prove his importance to the manager and the club.