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Wootton suggests most pleasing aspect of Leeds United's current form

Leeds United defender Scott Wootton has suggested a pleasing aspect of his team's current form.

Leeds United defender Scott Wootton has suggested the most pleasing aspect of the side’s current form to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds secured another positive point over the weekend with a draw against Nottingham Forest, which further consolidates the team in mid-table.

It was a rocky road over the first half of the campaign, with Wootton suggesting the most pleasing aspect is that players who were previously under pressure, have stepped up and performed admirably.

“The likes of myself, Steve Morison, Billy Sharp and Luke Murphy were nowhere near the picture and the club looked like we were in a real relegation dogfight,” said Wootton.

“But since the turn of the year we’ve all come back into the mix and we’ve all helped.”

Neil Redfearn will be delighted that so many players have stepped up and shown responsibility and fight, which has allowed the club to improve their league position.

He’ll be doubly pleased considering Leeds pulled clear of the bottom three some time ago after a good run of form, which can make motivation difficult for a side if they don’t have any chance of a play-off place.

He’ll also be pleased because there is a combination of players performing well in terms of youth and experience.

It’s not all about the younger players pulling through, with the experienced players also trying to make things easier for the manager and their teammates.

Leeds take on Fulham away from home this week, looking to nudge their way into the top half of the table.

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