Leeds United star Sam Byram has explained to the Yorkshire Evening Post that there is a collective will in the squad for the side to move forward.
Leeds have consolidated under manager Neil Redfearn following a difficult start to the Championship season and Byram has stressed that the thinking has already moved to next season.
“I have just have to keep my feet on the ground and not get carried away,” he said.
“They (teammates) work hard and we all just want to improve. We all want to play at the top but we’re looking forward to starting a fresh next season and hopefully getting the club promoted.”
Leeds have a very young and progressive squad of players and the main aim for next season will be to get into the Premier League.
It’s achievable but a number of things need to happen if the side is to continue moving forward under Redfearn, based on the manager getting a new contract beyond his current one, which expires in the summer.
Redfearn needs to find a way of continuously pushing his young side and challenging them to develop and get better.
He’s done a great job producing younger players from the academy system so there are few better at the club in terms of individuals being suited to coach and progress the younger players.
The club also need continuity with the manager being backed and they need to avoid any major changes at the start of next season.
One of the main reasons that Leeds’ form was so inconsistent over the first half of the season is because there were so many changes happening.
Byram states everyone just wants to improve and Redfearn is the man who will invite that possibility.