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Eddie Gray explains the positive change he sees in Leeds United's mentality

Former Leeds United wide man Eddie Gray has been complimentary over the change he's seen in his old side's approach to games.

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has explained in the Yorkshire Evening Post what he’s noticed about the first team’s mentality.

Gray has been impressed by the resilient qualities he’s seen in the team recently, which have helped them prolong a good run of form under Neil Redfearn, which he feels bodes well for the rest of the season.

“The good thing about us just now is that we dig in and we have got into that winning habit,” wrote the former winger.

“We have got into that mentality now where even if they are not playing well, they are going to get something from the game and I think earlier on in the season, we’d have lost that game to Blackpool.”

Credit has to go to the manager for the way he’s developed his side and utilised every part of his squad to create a very competitive environment.

Players know that if they don’t perform to their maximum, they won’t be in the side for very long and that’s created an intensity and level of performance the team is showing in every game.

Matches like the one last weekend against Blackpool are important because they show how important it is for the team to battle against all sides in matches with varying degrees of pressure.

The experience would have done them some good and it will help them go that little bit further in the matches against supposedly more difficult teams to face on paper.

A strong mentality will make Leeds more difficult to beat, it will enhance the team spirit and will help the key players to retain their focus throughout the season. It’s difficult to see a downside.

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