Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has explained his plans for the side’s midfield over the rest of the season, as quoted by the Yorkshire Post.
Leeds have been in great form since the turn of the year and the boss seems determined to switch things around to try and find a way to keep the middle of his team effective over the rest of the season.
“We have talked about rotating around to get the spare man on the ball through the last week and I felt we did it quite well (on Saturday), to be fair,” said the boss.
“We’ll maybe experiment and try one or two things. We’ve got one or two young players.”
Leeds have some very good young players who have excelled in the middle of the team and rotating them makes sense for tactical reasons.
If the four or five players Redfearn uses across the middle can switch positions and find ways to stay effective in the middle of games, it makes Leeds as a team more difficult to predict.
An opposition can plan and prepare to counter a player in a certain position, but it’s difficult to react and change a game plan if he drifts into a different role.
Bringing in some young options before the end of the season also makes sense because it keeps things fresh.
Despite the benefits of youth, the young midfielders in the side have looked tired at times over the last couple of months and switching things up with more academy players is a good way for the boss to keep things fresh.
There’s absolutely no harm in the boss trying out some new things and trying to learn different points about players.
Leeds are safe from danger and are very much looking up.