Redfearn: If Leeds had Cameron Jerome, we could have beaten Norwich

The Leeds boss was impressed by the Norwich striker.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn believes his side could have been celebrating against Norwich City on Tuesday night had they possessed the quality of someone like Cameron Jerome up front, according to LUTV.

Leeds were beaten 2-0 by promotion-chasing Norwich at Elland Road, their fourth defeat in four games since assistant manager Steve Thompson was suspended by the club.

And Redfearn bemoaned the lack of cutting edge displayed by his side against the Canaries, as Alex Neil's men edged closer to promotion out of the Championship.

"The difference is they get themselves in front, because they've got that bit of quality," the 49-year-old told LUTV.

"If you'd have stuck Cameron Jerome up front for us, it might have been us that got ourselves in front because there's nothing in the game. But that's the difference."

  Chances CreatedShots
Blackpool 7 10
Bournemouth 7 8
Reading 7 12
Cardiff 6 9
Wigan 5 5
Leeds 1 3

As Opta stats show, however, it isn't ever that simple in football.

Indeed, Leeds posted the worst totals of any Championship side on Tuesday night in key attacking areas: shots and chances created.

Granddi Ngoyi created the Yorkshire side's only chances against Norwich, suggesting Jerome might not have had anything to work with even if he did wear the white shirt at Elland Road.

Redfearn was, however, pleased with Leeds' overall performance - a vast improvement on their weekend showing against Cardiff City. Whether that kind of display would be good enough next season, though, is another matter.

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