Leeds United defender Scott Wootton has explained to the Yorkshire Evening Post how the current pressure at the club is paying off for the players.
Wootton has explained how things have turned around, with a positive expectation among the squad that they are now going into every game looking to win rather than to avoid defeat.
Leeds struggled to compete over the first half of the season, but Wootton has suggested that Neil Redfearn has changed the mentality among the squad and for the better.
“There’s a pressure you should expect to have when you’re playing for Leeds United. You should go into games expecting to win and for the first time in a while we’ve got that feeling,” he said.
“We don’t seem to be bothered by it. We know exactly what we’re doing. We’re tough and resilient.”
Leeds have that positive feeling because their form since the turn of the year has been superb.
Leeds have lost just four games in all competitions throughout 2015 and with that sort of momentum comes belief and confidence.
It helps the young team that Leeds have deal with the challenge and magnitude of representing such a big club, because it’s proof that what the boss is telling them and how he wants them to play is working.
Leeds are safe from the bottom three and too far away from the top six so the aim for the rest of the season is to use that confidence, which allows the side to express themselves to end the campaign on a high note.
Redfearn can then improve his playing options over the course of the summer and make sure Leeds are in great shape for the new season.