Norwich star praises Redfearn's impact at Leeds, sends warning to teammates

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Norwich City defender Russell Martin believes that Leeds United are in good hands with Neil Redfearn at the helm.

Norwich City defender Russell Martin has told the club's official website that he is expecting a tough test at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

The Canaries travel to Leeds United tomorrow, looking to strengthen their promotion push, but he is under no illusions about how difficult their task is.

Leeds may have little to play for, but Martin does not think that the Canaries can take anything for granted. 

The Scotland international says that head coach Neil Redfearn has improved Leeds, and he wants his teammates to ensure that their standards do not drop. 

"It'll be a tough match," Martin admitted. "Tuesday night at Elland Road, under floodlights, there is always a good atmosphere there. It's always a ground the lads enjoy playing at and they'll be right up for it.

"They've played really well since Neil Redfearn has taken over as manager. He's brought through a lot of their academy players, so they have given everything for him and despite all the stuff they have had off the pitch, they've been settled and consistently recent.

"It's up to us to go there and make sure we impose our own game and make sure we dictate the play and the tempo."

Norwich have been in scintillating form since Alex Neil took over, and they now look one of the favourites to get promoted from the Championship, but they will have to be on their guard against Leeds.

Although the Whites have lost their last three fixtures, they have shown the quality they have in their squad during 2015 and appear to have made progress under Redfearn.

Leeds have brought through a number of academy graduates this season and the future looks bright, providing they can give them a stable platform to develop on. 

A win against Norwich would really highlight their quality, but Martin's comments suggest that the visitors will not be going into the game complacent, and Leeds will need to be at their very best if they are to be able to get anything from the contest. 

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