Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn explained to BBC Radio Leeds the collective message he’s given to the squad about the rest of the season and this summer.
Leeds are on a difficult run of form, with Redfearn’s own position set to be reviewed at the end of the season with his contract up for renewal.
However, despite the negativity which can currently be aimed at the club, the boss has suggested that he will always put the best interests of his players before anything else.
“It’s tough, we’ve gone on a great run and the bubble has burst – Listen, I’ve told them that whatever happens, I’m only interested in them,” said Redfearn.
“What I don’t want is for this season to fizzle out for them because they have worked hard for me and have put a lot in.”
There is merit in keeping Redfearn in charge beyond this season because he’s had a tremendous effect on the younger players in the academy and those in his first team squad.
His hands have been tied by the embargo that currently applies to Leeds and the fact that he doesn’t have direct control over the players who come in at Elland Road.
However, he is very fair to his squad and will do everything he can to turn around the fortunes of the team to get Leeds playing a more positive brand of football over their remaining Championship games.
Next up for Leeds, as they look to end a run of five games without a victory, is a very winnable match against Charlton this weekend.