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Six games, no wins but Redfearn hails benefits of current Leeds system

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Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has stressed the benefits of going back to a 4-4-2 formation.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds he feels his side have found their best current formation.

Leeds fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Charlton over the weekend, which was their sixth game on the bounce without a victory, but the manager has stressed the benefits of the changes he’s made.

“We’re probably better with the two up there – Billy works away, he did his stuff and when you have that much territory and play, you have to look to build on that first goal,” said Redfearn.

“I thought we were really controlled, I thought the wide players came from out to in and then the full-backs got on and we got balls into the box. We were getting on the second ball and we were getting shots off and we looked the part.”

Redfearn was left in an awkward position before the game because six players were unavailable through injury with three dropping out late on, with very little time before the game.

The boss had to adjust and he feels his decision to go back to basics with a 4-4-2 worked and enabled the side to focus on what they do best in the key areas of the pitch.

It’s a sensible way for the boss to get the side playing over the rest of the season, with Leeds hunting points, which will prevent their season from grinding to an abrupt halt.

The time to experiment with new systems will come, but the problem is that good spells in performances haven’t translated into results and that’s always going to leave the manager and the team under pressure.

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