#SombreroForSteve: Redfearn looking forward to seeing Rotherham boss in shorts & flip-flops

Neil Redfearn

The Leeds boss has given a big thumbs up to the #SombreroForSteve campaign!

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has joked that he is very much looking forward to seeing Rotherham United boss Steve Evans wearing a sombrero, shorts and flip-flops during Saturday afternoon's Yorkshire derby, according to the club's official audioBoom channel.

Rotherham supremo Evans promised to do exactly that should his Millers side secure their Championship status and they did so earlier this week.

Evans' side's survival in their battle against relegation has lifted an immense amount of pressure off their derby clash with Leeds but has, at the same time, put the microscope firmly on the Rotherham boss in terms of him sticking to his word.

And Redfearn says he'd enjoy seeing Evans in holiday attire - as he'd get cold in the dugout!

The Leeds boss himself, though, also joked that he's more of a 'balacava' man, meaning he won't be getting in on the act...

The 49-year-old told reporters: "I am, yeah! Because the sun doesn't get under the stand where we are so it's quite cold.

"If he wants to put it on, I'm behind him. No [I won't be wearing one], there's more chance of a balaclava than a sombrero!"

Leeds face Rotherham at 12.15pm on Saturday with both sides' Championship safety secured. This, though, is a Yorkshire derby and will, as Redfearn's men proved last week at Sheffield Wednesday, still mean a lot.

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