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Redfearn: The main reason this season is a success for Leeds

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has described why he feels this season will be considered progress.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting how he will assess this season when it’s finally over.

Redfearn deserves credit for getting Leeds playing some decent football after they struggled over the first half of the campaign with different managerial changes and uncertainty surrounding the main coaching position.

In light of that, he’s suggested that the side has done well regardless of where they finished in the table.

“It’s been hard, it’s been a struggle in parts so to talk about what we could have achieved isn’t really right,” he said.

“In the circumstances the achievement for us it that we’ve come through the other side. We’re in a position where we could possibly finish top 10.”

“Considering everything that’s gone on, that sounds like progress to me.”

Redfearn will stress the importance of looking ahead and looking forward to next season.

The side has a good core of younger players and have found a way to play a decent brand of football, which is aimed towards getting results.

There will be challenges to come looking ahead to next season because it’s unclear whether Massimo Cellino will return and the boss will have to make changes in terms of the players coming and going at the club.

However, the nucleus of the team is very strong and gives the boss a good spine to work around. There’s also the issue of Redfearn’s future, with his position as manager set to be reviewed.

It would be remarkable if he’s not kept on as manager and it would be equally remarkable if he’s criticised, wherever Leeds finish, because of the progress made since Darko Milanic was sacked.

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