Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn picks his moment of the season

Neil Redfearn

The Leeds boss was reflecting on a mixed campaign.

Neil Redfearn has picked his first game in charge of Leeds United this term as his moment of the season, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Leeds beat Bolton Wanderers during Redfearn's first game in charge this campaign (as caretaker boss at the time) thanks to a first-half winner from Stephen Warnock.

Experienced though United's match-winner was, however, the majority of Redfearn's side was made up of youngsters.

And it was that that made the Bolton game such a standout moment for the 49-year-old. Indeed, Redfearn relished proving people wrong who had questioned the selections of many of Leeds' young talents.

But he says he knew 'full well' the 'kids' were good enough - and so they proved.

The Leeds boss said: "Probably the first game against Bolton, when the kids came in and everybody's eyebrows were raised. People said 'oh he's put the kids in and left so and so out.'

"But I just knew full well they were good enough. We've had to make some brave decisions but, by and large, we've got decisions right because we've stayed up."

The Yorkshire side finish the season 15th in the Championship table, three points behind 14th-placed Nottingham Forest.

United's points tally ended up at 56, with a goal difference of -11. The Elland Road outfit finish 15 points clear of the relegation zone and 22 points off the play-off places. Had Redfearn been in charge all season - without the Dave Hockadays and Darko Milanics of this world - and had Steve Thompson not recently been suspended, that total might have been considerably better.

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