Wootton explains how Leeds's mentality has changed over the last three months

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Leeds United defender Scott Wootton has explained how the team's thinking has changed since the turn of the year.

Leeds United defender Scott Wootton has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post describing how the mentality running through the team has changed over the last few months.

Leeds have been superb since the turn of the year with Neil Redfearn finding a good way to get positive and impressive performances out of his team on a consistent basis.

There is positivity and energy around Elland Road at the moment, which is helping the side drive forward and is making them a very difficult team to get the better of.

“As players, we are enjoying that driving us on, going to places and not thinking: ‘Let’s not get beat today’ which would probably have been the case two or three months ago,” said Wootton.

“We have turned it around, steadied the ship and we are a lot more solid. That’s our base and go there from there.”

What makes the team’s current form and mentality all the more remarkable is the idea that Leeds have nothing to play for.

Redfearn has found a productive way to get better results, which has moved the side away from the danger of the fight near the foot of the table, while the top six is too far away with the games left in the season.

It all bodes well looking ahead to a very important summer period for the club.

Redfearn will be under pressure, on the basis his contract will be renewed, to improve the playing squad and to get Leeds into a position where they can compete for promotion in the next campaign.

He also faces a challenge in terms of trying to ensure that the mentality Wootton speaks of is maintained.

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