Redfearn explains what he said to Leeds players at half-time against Wolves

Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn was happy with his Leeds players despite the 4-3 defeat to Wolves on Monday evening.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn told Sky Sports that his players needed to battle against Wolves having fallen 2-1 behind before half time.

Leeds played their part in a barnstorming clash at Molineux, which started with Charlie Taylor putting Leeds in front after a comical clearance from Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald.

Yet two goals from Nouha Dicko gave Wolves a 2-1 half time lead, and Benik Afobe looked to have wrapped the points up for Wolves with a second half goal.

However, Danny Batth's own goal and a stunning strike from Alex Mowatt put Leeds back level at 3-3, only for David Edwards to head home a dramatic late winner, giving Wolves a stunning 4-3 victory.

It was an incredible game for a neutral, but frustrating for Leeds fans, who have now seen their team lose both of their Easter games having been thrashed 3-0 by Blackburn on Saturday.

Redfearn spoke to Sky Sports after the final whistle, and admitted that he had to tell his young Leeds side to fight and scrap at half time in order to get back into the game, as they went into the interval trailing 2-1.

"I'm proud of my lads today because they've battled back, they've thought back - and that's what I said to them: you've got to show people that you care, and show people that you really mean business." said Redfearn. "And I thought they did that second half, and it's given Wolves a fright."

Redfearn's side contained a host of young players such as Taylor, Mowatt, Sam Byram and debutant Kalvin Phillips, and maybe just needed to be told to do the dirty side of the game - and Redfearn's comments worked to an extent after Leeds hauled themselves back into the contest, only to be sent home empty handed after that late Edwards winner.

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