Redfearn explains how Leeds dealt with Nottingham Forest's danger man this weekend

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Neil Redfearn has praised Scott Wootton's performance for Leeds United in their 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Neil Redfearn has told Leeds United's official site that they made plans to stop Michail Antonio having an influence on their game against Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

Antonio has been Forest's most dangerous attacking outlet this season and Leeds had to be on their guard to stop him punishing them. 

Both Scott Wootton and Sol Bamba were given tasks to stop the winger hurting their team and they performed them well, as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw. 

"I thought Scott Wootton was outstanding against Antonio because he’s a real handful," Redfearn said. "I thought on two or three times he had him in difficult situations and he handled it really well. We talked about Sol covering him when he knocked it into the grass and ran because he’s got blistering pace. I thought they worked it out between them really well."

Antonio has bludgeoned his way past a number of Championship defences this season and his return of 12 goals in 40 goals is hugely impressive. 

Leeds, though, are stronger in defence than most sides in England's second tier at this moment in time and they appear to be building their success upon a solid foundation.

In the six games that Bamba and Guiseppe Bellusci have partnered each other in the heart of Leeds' defence, the Whites have conceded just once and the pair clearly complement each other well.

Wootton, too, deserves masses of credit for his displays at right-back and he appears to have won around his critics.

There was a stage this season where Wootton's time at Elland Road appeared to be up, but since returning from a loan spell at Rotherham United he has come back into the team and impressed. 

Although he is being played out of position, he has added solidarity and power to Redfearn's side's defence and he will be hopping to continue impressing as the campaign draws towards a close. 

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