Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn explained to BBC Radio Leeds what he feels the club’s fans are getting when they watch the team in any game.
Leeds secured a much needed win in their last game against Sheffield Wednesday, which put an end to a negative run of form, which has been ongoing since the last international break.
It coincided with some uncertainty behind the scenes at the club, but Redfearn feels the commitment of his players is one of the most reliable things about the team.
“The thing is they’re having a go and the supporters can see that they’re having a go. They’re playing for the shirt and they’re playing for the badge,” said Redfearn.
“Sometimes you win, but sometimes you lose when things don’t go for you, but the effort is there, the application is there and the supporters can see that they care.”
The comments are encouraging predominantly because Leeds have a very young squad at the moment.
Redfearn is drilling these core qualities into them, which is strengthening the bond between the players, the supporters and the club during a period where there is a lot of adversity in various aspects.
It’s unclear whether Redfearn will keep his job as manager for next season, but it is clear that Massimo Cellino is the man who will make that decision.
If Redfearn goes, one of the key worries in the minds of a lot of fans is going to be whether the new boss can have the same impact in terms of the younger players and the balance in the squad.
Fingers crossed the qualities and commitment that the current manager mentions are maintained because they create more positives then negatives.