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Redfearn outlines ‘realistic’ target for Leeds United’s season

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Neil Redfearn has admitted which position Leeds must finish in to have had a successful season.

Speaking to the official Leeds website, head coach Neil Redfearn has admitted that securing a good league finish would be a successful season for the Yorkshire-based club.

The Whites currently sit in 14th place in the Championship table, although they have the chance to move up to 11th if they defeat Fulham on Wednesday evening.

After a poor start to the season under Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic, former Academy boss Redfearn has steadied the ship and brought youth, consistency and fun back to Elland Road. His team are starting to look like potential play-off contenders, although their poor start to the campaign has put paid to any hopes this year.

If he continues to build the team as he has been doing, it would come as no surprise to see the Whites back near the top of the table next season, as they look to return to the riches of the Premier League.

However, Redfearn is having no such forward thoughts at this moment in time, with the current season still in progress. Although they are all-but safe from relegation - a phrase that could not be mentioned just weeks ago - there is no point easing the pressure during games and falling down the table.

There might not be much left to play for, except dignity and personal glory, but Redfearn has admitted that he still wants to look up the league table for the next weeks, and secure a finish inside the top 10.

“We’ve turned a corner in the fact that we’re starting to look up rather than down,” he told the official Leeds website. “A realistic target for us now is to finish in the top 10 if we can and to strive for that.”

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