Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn seems willing to hand more youngsters first-team chances between now and the end of the season.
Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has explained his plan regarding the youngsters to West Yorkshire Sport.
With the Whites looking set to end the 2014-15 Championship campaign in mid-table, there is an urge to test the upcoming youngsters.
Redfearn has shown that he is happy to give chances to young players if they are deserving of them, and he has now revealed that he is willing to continue doing so for the rest of the season.
However, the Englishman has made it clear that he will not bring more youngsters into the team until and unless he is absolutely sure that it is the right time for him.
“I want to bring the kids through,” Redfearn told West Yorkshire Sport. “I know that they are going to be the future. They are main bases of what happens at this football club, if it is allowed to happen.
“You want to get them involved, you want them to give a taste of it, if there is an ideal opportunity. You want to put them in the best frame of mind and provide them with the best situation.
“What you don’t want is put them in something that is not so good, and then they get a bad experience. So we will see how it goes.”
It is a great approach from Redfearn, who knows the young Leeds players inside out and knows better than others when to give them a taste of first-team action.
However, results are also important for Leeds, who will want to finish as high as possible and maybe even break into the top 10.