Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn explained to BBC Radio Leeds why he is wary of piling the pressure onto the shoulders of his younger players.
Redfearn suggested that fans can’t expect the club’s younger players to be fault free, but revealed what he feels is the main asset of them forming part of his first team at the moment.
“The youngsters are going to make mistakes, they’re going to run with it and get caught with it and things like that – The thing they give you is that desire and that will to win,” said Redfearn.
The idea that younger players will make mistakes means there is a greater need for the more experienced and senior players in the Leeds United squad to step up and provide a good basis for support.
The desire and will to win that Redfearn speaks of means that there will be patience from the fans, with the majority only wanting to see complete passion and commitment from their players on a weekly basis.
The youngsters in the Leeds United ranks are the future and will form the spine of the side over the next few seasons.
If Redfearn is allowed the time and freedom to work with them on their weaknesses and the chance to refine their strengths, Leeds will be in great shape for a push for promotion next year.
However, he can’t do the job all by himself and needs help from the senior players who can step in when the mistakes happen and when the side gets caught out of position, giving the ball away.