Neil Redfearn bemoans Steve Thompson suspension after another Leeds United loss

Neil Redfearn

The head coach is still struggling for form since the dismissal of his right-hand man.

Leeds United's good 2015 form has certainly come to a crashing end. The Yorkshire club have not not won in their last four games and have lost their last three, conceding nine goals in the process.

Yesterday it was Cardiff City, who, despite the absence of away fans at Elland Road, came out on top with a 2-1 victory.

There is surely no forgetting the fact that all three games have come since Leeds sporting director Nicola Salerno suspended assistant gaffer Steve Thompson.

They have now not won a game since and clearly it is having a detrimental affect on the Leeds team.

Speaking to Radio Yorkshire after the game, Leeds boss Neil Redfearn confirmed his thoughts on Thompson's absence:

"It's going to have an impact obviously because you had something that was a winning team. You're a winning team together. It's the same person taking training, me. It's the same person picking the team, me.

"I think so yeah, they're going to be. It just doesn't happen in football. If you've got something that's successful and you are doing well, you keep it going. You keep that momentum. You embrace it. It's disappointing.

"I'm more disappointed than anybody because obviously I know what Steve brings."

He makes a point. Leeds were one of the most in form teams in the division before Salerno decided to relieve Thompson of his duties.

His dismissal has caused major upheaval and disruption that was not only unwanted, but unnecessary.

Leeds now have four games left of their season and the way things are going it looks like it could be a drag for the Leeds faithful.

The summer should prove interesting.

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