Leeds United boss commends former outcast Scott Wootton for recent form

Shinji Kagawa training with Manchester United - 2012

The Leeds back-line has been superb recently, keeping three clean sheets in a row.

Neil Redfearn’s reign at Leeds United has undoubtedly been a positive one. The former youth coach took over for a second time this season after Darko Milanic got the shove and is now leading the club up the table with a run of good results.

Much of that success has come from giving previous outcasts a chance to reclaim their spot in the team, the majority of whom were not Massimo Cellino era signings.

Luke Murphy has become integral to the midfield. Steve Morison has become his workhorse centre forward and, with needs permitting, Scott Wootton has forced his way back into the team.

Leeds are desperately low on wide options at the moment so Redfearn has improvised, bringing Sam Byram further up the field to play on the right-wing.

That has seen former Manchester United youngster Wootton brought in from the cold.

The 23-year-old had barely featured for Leeds this season and at the end of last year was loaned out to Rotherham United.

But he has now become the regular right-back at the club. His form, along with the impressive performances of Gaetano Berardi, Giuseppe Bellusci and Sol Bamba, has seen Leeds keep three clean sheets in as many games and Neil Redfearn has now commented on Wootton’s great form:

Leeds take on Blackpool this weekend at Bloomfield Road, where the state of the pitch is likely to pose more of a threat than the quality of the opposition.

But with this solid back four that has Redfearn purring, don’t put another clean sheet beyond them.

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