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Four players, two positions: Who does Redfearn trust next season?

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has several options down the left for next season.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn will have a number of things to work on in the transfer market this summer, if he’s kept on as manager of the club.

Redfearn has to work on a number of areas such as signing new players, but one area he already has several options is the left hand side of midfield.

Leeds have two positions at left-back and left midfield, with four very good options to fill those roles in the form of Gaetano Berardi, Charlie Taylor, Aidy White and the returning Nicky Ajose.

Berardi and Taylor have been the main men down that side of the team this season and the stats suggest they have both been impressive in a variety of areas.

  PositionTeamGoalsAccurate CrossesWon TacklesDuels WonInterceptions WonPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Charlie Taylor DF Leeds 2 21 26 116 59 67% 22 1,858
Gaetano Berardi DF Leeds 0 6 47 108 50 76% 21 1,654

Taylor has taken to the responsibility of playing in the first team like a duck to water and he’s been solid in various areas of attacking stats, while the passing accuracy for both players could definitely improve.

Aidy White’s status is going to be interesting after he returned to action for the Leeds United under-21 side.

He can play at left-back or left midfield and offers an experienced option, which is a quality that has been missing from the side at times this season.

If he can work hard on his fitness over the summer and have a good pre-season, he’s someone Redfearn may trust at the start of the next campaign considering the importance of getting off to a good start.

Ajose is an option to come in at left midfield, although the obvious worry is that he’s been playing his football at a lesser standard.

His pace, drive and attacking potential is something which can hurt a lot of teams, but Taylor has thrown down a big marker for playing in that position regularly.

Prediction: White (if fit) and Taylor to get the nod.

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