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Redfearn makes troubling admission about Steve Thompson suspension

The Leeds boss isn't pretending to be happy about some of the goings on at Elland Road.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has made the troubling admission that the suspension of Steve Thompson has worked - if the aim of the decision was to destabilise the first team, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Thompson was suspended by the club earlier this week, with no explanation as of yet offered by those responsible for the decision.

And the Leeds boss admits the act has already had a destabilising effect on his side. The 49-year-old says he worked well together with his no.2 - that much was clear from the Yorkshire club's form under the duo.

But, after losing his first game without Thompson 3-0 against Blackburn Rovers, Redfearn admits those behind the decision have made some headway if they did it with the wrong intentions.

He said: "We worked well together and we've got a good way as a pair. It's destabilising. If it was meant to have that effect, it worked."

The Leeds boss was also sarcastic with his response in regards to Mirco Antenucci.

Reports suggested Redfearn has been stopped from picking the Italian this season as the striker reaching 12 Championship goals would trigger an extension in his contract.

And the 49-year-old sarcastically admitted it was nice to be able to bring him on against Blackburn.

Redfearn added: "You just want to have everybody available and get on with it. All the other 91 Football League clubs seem to have that at their disposal - so it's nice to have that yourself!"

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