Redfearn reveals what he expects to cause Leeds difficulties against Wigan

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn isn't expecting an easy match against Wigan Athletic, despite their lowly standing in the Championship table.

Neil Redfearn has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Wigan Athletic's pitch could cause difficulties for his Leeds United side on Saturday.

Leeds operate with a style which demands they retain possession in certain areas, and the fact that Wigan's pitch isn't the most conducive to passing football could prove problematic.

Redfearn certainly thinks that it will play a part in the match and the 49-year-old wants to ensure that he limits the impact it will make.

“I think the surface is going to make it difficult and Wigan are fighting for their lives and doing it well," he said.

“They’ve picked up their results and particularly on their travels they have been excellent. We can’t give them any quarter and we’ve got to make sure we are right on our game and that we are strong."

Leeds will feel they have an excellent chance of picking up the three points against Wigan, considering their league position, but they have improved hugely of late.

Malky Mackay's men have picked up results against Blackpool and Norwich City, showing that they can be dangerous opponents if they reach their best.

Wigan have far greater quality than their league position suggests and Leeds will need to be on their guard if they are to emerge victorious.

That said, Redfearn's men should go into the fixture full of confidence as they are on their best run of form this season and overcame promotion-chasing Ipswich Town in midweek.

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