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Leeds United’s Neil Redfearn on the second-half changes he made against Blackpool

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Leeds United played out a 1-1 draw with Blackpool away from home in the Championship on Saturday.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has explained to the club’s official website why he made the changes in the second half against Blackpool today.

The Englishman made a double change in the 54th minute of the Championship clash at Bloomfield Road, bringing on Mirco Antenucci and Steve Morison.

Blackpool were 1-0 up at the stage, but the introduction of the two forwards saw Leeds become better in attack.

It was Antenucci who scored the equalising goal in the 62nd minute, as Blackpool and Leeds played out a 1-1 draw.

Redfearn has now explained why he made those changes to Leeds’s official website.

"I thought they handled the conditions better than us in the first half, I thought they were the better side and deservedly went in front,” said the 49-year-old.

”I didn’t think we started and we gave the lads the benefit of the doubt for five minutes after half-time but it needed changing.

"We brought Morison on and Mirco Antenucci and, from then on in, I thought we looked the better side. We looked like we had more poke, we looked like we were going to create and going to score, culminating in the equaliser.”

Leeds stepped up their game in the second half following a rather insipid display in the opening 45 minutes.

The West Yorkshire outfit ended the game with 50% of the possession, 11 shots of which only three were on target, and just two corners.

The Whites are now 13th in the Championship table with 52 points from 39 matches.

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