Neil Redfearn reveals what he told Leeds' squad at half-time against Wednesday

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Leeds United beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at the weekend.

Neil Redfearn has revealed the message that inspired Leeds United's comeback against Sheffield Wednesday on the club's official site.

Leeds went into the break 1-0 down against Wednesday, but they were like a different side in the second half and ended up claiming a 2-1 victory.

It was an impressive show of heart from the Whites, especially after they went behind thanks to a controversial penalty, and Redfearn has explained what he said to his side to help them turn the game around. 

“I said to the lads at half-time, ‘These things happen, you’ve just got to get on with it’,” he explained. “We were playing alright but I said, ‘Alright is going to get you beat and you’ve got to find that little bit extra to get us back level and get our noses in front’.

“You could see the difference in the second half. I thought we stepped the tempo up. We pushed our game on maybe 10 or 15 yards. The two midfield players got that little bit tighter and we looked like we were going to score.”

Leeds' comeback was another example of the character that they have in their squad and they have needed to use it this term.

Off the field problems have threatened to destabilise Leeds' season, but the majority of the Whites' squad can only be praised for their attitudes.

The English core of the team have all performed to high standards and their fighting spirit, alongside Redfearn's excellent management, has dragged the side away from relegation trouble.

Leeds now look destined to finish in a mid-table position and they will be hoping that they can build on their impressive end to the season to mount a promotion challenge next campaign. 

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