Redfearn has high praise for inspirational 29-year-old Leeds star

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Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn is pleased Rodolph Austin is due back to face Charlton Athletic this weekend.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has told the club's official website that Rodolph Austin is a player who inspires other members of his team.

Redfearn believes that Austin's tireless performances make sure that his teammates do not relax on the pitch as they do not want to be shown up by his work-rate.

Austin has not been available for Leeds' last three matches due to suspension, but Redfearn is looking forward to welcoming him back into the fold for their match against Charlton Athletic this weekend.

"Rudy is a good player for us and he’s an infectious player," he said. "He makes people close down and work hard. He epitomises what we do. We’ve missed Rudy. It’ll be good to have him back."

From Redfearn's quotes it would seem that Austin could go straight back into Leeds' first-team, and he will be hoping to make an immediate impact.

Leeds have lost their last four games and his importance to the side has been highlighted in his absence.

Although Kalvin Phillips has done a good job covering for the Jamaican, he does not have the same level of experience and hasn't been quite as influential as Austin normally is.

The last three games of the season could potentially be Austin's final ones in a Leeds shirt, as his contract is due to expire this summer.

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