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Redfearn hits out at the 'really apparent' reason Leeds United are struggling

The Leeds boss spoke frankly once more during a post-match interview.

It must be the elephant in the room for Neil Redfearn. Since Leeds United assistant boss Steve Thompson was suspended, the team have been in freefall.

But the 49-year-old can't exactly publicly criticise his board for the decision, can he? At least, he explicitly can't anyway.

According to LUTV, however, Redfearn has hit out at the 'really apparent' reason Leeds are struggling.

The head coach didn't name names or go into specifics so no one can 100 per cent confirm. But it was pretty clear what he meant.

After a fifth successive defeat for the Elland Road outfit - despite Leeds dominating throughout during their 2-1 loss to Charlton Athletic in the Championship - Redfearn blamed 'decisions' that have made a 'difference.' Naturally, he has every right to have these grievances.

He told LUTV: "There's things that have happened that have taken their toll. That's really apparent."

Asked to elaborate, the 49-year-old said: "There's decisions that have been made to change things when we had momentum, when we were going well. And it's made a difference.

"It's affected the lads, it's affected the squad. Sometimes it's difficult to pick them up."

So what next for United? It seems there will be something new for Redfearn to deal with every week - this time, six Leeds players withdrew injured at once.

And the reason behind their struggles is indeed 'really apparent.' But what can the manager do?

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