Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds what he wants to see the side’s two central midfielders doing more and more.
The Leeds boss saw a terrific performance by his side against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and it’s important they end the season well against Rotherham.
Redfearn has commented on the tactical change he made in the middle of the team in the game against the Owls, which he thinks makes the side a more dangerous attacking unit.
“We were doing okay but okay was getting us beat and we had to do a little bit more – I think when two central midfield players push the game on, we get 10 to 15 yards further up the pitch and start to create even more chances,” said Redfearn.
“You have to get yourself into a position where you can play middle third and in the final third.”
Hopefully Leeds can box that up and carry it forward because with Massimo Cellino likely to be in attendance as a spectator, it’s important the team plays well.
Clever tactics and a positive performance will put Redfearn into a better position when his contract gets reviewed and Cellino decides whether he’ll be kept on at Leeds for the start of next season.
Redfearn has had to change things up through the middle of the team because without Lewis Cook in recent weeks, the central areas haven’t looked as strong in terms of Leeds’ team unit.
However, Luke Murphy and Rodolph Austin did a superb job against Wednesday and complement each other well. Hopefully they’ll have the same effect this weekend.