Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has explained to BBC Radio Leeds what he feels was unnatural about the club’s defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
Leeds were well beaten by Rovers at Elland Road, suffering a 3-0 defeat after Redfearn’s assistant had been removed from his position, with no reason offered to the manager.
The boss has chosen to focus on the performance during the defeat, suggesting what he wants to see the side doing differently against Wolves later today.
“If you make mistakes, if you’ve got 20 men on the pitch, they’ll score – It’s not natural to what we’ve been doing – To be fair to the lads they have been outstanding, we’ve just got to pick ourselves up and move on,” said Redfearn.
“We’re trying to get some stability and we’re trying to get some momentum and it’s really difficult at the moment.”
Redfearn’s mind may be scrambled in relation to his own position and future but it’s important he tries to keep the confidence and belief running throughout his team.
The defeat to Blackburn would have been disappointing and difficult for the team to take, but the manager needs to continue stressing the positives rather than dwelling on the negatives.
He needs to try and inject some confidence and belief into his team because Wolves go into the game later off the back of a good performance and result against Nottingham Forest.
Wolves will put Leeds to the sword if they’re on the back foot because they are under pressure at the moment to try and force a position in the top six and then stay there.
Cut out the mistakes and a result will be easier for the side to achieve and a positive performance will only strengthen Redfearn’s position when his own position is reviewed at the end of the season.