Neil Redfearn firmly believes the young players are good enough for the top-flight.
In recent months Leeds United have proven themselves to be the team to watch next season in the Championship with some excellent results and performances. One key reason behind that form has been the utilisation of their young talent by manager Neil Redfearn.
The club may soon find themselves batting off bids for their young players from Premier League sides. But current boss Redfearn believes selling them should not be an option.
Thee manager told his pore-Cardiff City press conference that he is a firm believer in the young players’ abilities. They can play in the Premier League he says, but with Leeds United:
Redfearn says the young players "want to be a part of what we're doing" - "They can play in the Premier League for Leeds United." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 9, 2015
Redfearn on speculation surrounding players: "If we really mean business, then you don't sell your better players. You keep them." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 9, 2015
Of course Redfearn may not get the chance to lead his club to the Promised Land. His future at the club has been cast in to doubt over the past seven days after his assistant boss Steve Thompson was suspended by sporting director Nicola Salerno.
Leeds fans hope that both the manager and the players in question all stay at the club next season. If they do, there is a real chance Leeds could be back in the Premier League soon.