Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn explained at his press conference ahead of the Sheffield Wednesday match, what he feels the club need to take heart from.
Redfearn suggested that, regardless of the uncertainty which surrounds the club, he feels there is a really impressive generation of youngster stepping forward from the club’s academy.
“This club needs to take heart from the fact there's a really top, talented group of young players coming through,” he said.
“I've been part of a successful academy for the last six years, and I include everybody here at Thorp Arch in that.”
Leeds are a club, which has been forced to endure a great deal of uncertainty in the recent past, with more likely to come.
Redfearn is one of three managers to have coached the side this season and he’s in his second spell, with his first as caretaker sandwiched in between the regimes of David Hockaday and Darko Milanic.
The one constant which has run alongside Redfearn throughout his connection at the club is the strength of the academy system.
There are numerous examples of good players who have, or who are, emerged from the youth system; Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook, Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor, Kalvin Phillips, Chris Dawson, the list just goes on and on.
It’s something which sets Leeds aside from plenty of other clubs, many above them in terms of the current league structure.
It’s the one positive which has developed at a time when some bizarre decisions have been happening away from the pitch and it’s something which will benefit the club as they continue to strive for Premier League football.