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Redfearn explains why Leeds' performance against Cardiff was a 'strange' one

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn was frustrated with his side's 2-1 defeat against Cardiff City at the weekend.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he felt his side's performance against Cardiff City was 'strange'. 

Leeds fell to a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff last Saturday and Redfearn has suggested that they did not show any of their strengths in the contest.

The Whites have been in good form in 2015, due to the energy and commitment they have shown on a regular basis, but their performance against Cardiff was an insipid one and Redfearn was frustrated with what he saw. 

“It’s a strange performance for us because all the things we stand for in the run that we’ve been on to get out of trouble, that was totally the opposite," he said. 

“It was a poor performance. The thing that was missing more than anything was a desire and effort to try and get us back in the game."

Leeds have now lost their last three matches and the feel-good factor that was being generated around Elland Road seems to have evaporated.

Off-the-field events, combined with their struggles on the pitch, have damaged confidence and Leeds appear to be heading into a period of uncertainty again this summer.

The club's players will be determined not to let this negatively impact on them for any longer, though, as they will be looking to finish the season strongly.

Leeds are currently in 15th place in the Championship, but remain only four points away from the top-half and the task will be for Redfearn's men to break into these places by the end of the campaign. 

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