Steve Hodge on what could help Neil Redfearn achieve success with Leeds United

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Steve Hodge suggests that finance could play a key role in Leeds United’s 2015-16 campaign.

Steve Hodge has suggested on Radio Yorkshire that finance will play a big role in whether Neil Redfearn is successful at Leeds United or not.

Redfearn was appointed the head coach of the West Yorkshire outfit in October and will remain in charge of the first team until the end of the season at least.

The 49-year-old has done a good job at Leeds so far, taking the club from near the Championship relegation zone to the brink of a top-10 finish.

Hodge believes that Redfearn will succeed in the future if he is given the backing in the summer transfer window.

“A lot depends on finance, and the players he has now are from his youth-team days,” the 52-year-old told Radio Yorkshire on Wednesday when asked how far Redfearn can take Leeds. “He knows them very well and they play for him.”

Leeds have a good group of players, with some of the best youngsters in the Championship on the books of the West Yorkshire outfit.

The Whites do need to strengthen their squad and add a couple of players who will be an upgrade on what they have at the moment.

If Leeds can do that and the team have a good pre-season, then there is every possibility that they will be able to compete for a top-six finish in the Championship in 2015-16.

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