Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting the main difference between this summer and last summer for his players.
Redfearn has confirmed that he’s organised a pre-season schedule already and feels the players will have a full programme to get their teeth into with fewer distractions than was the case last year.
“I’ve arranged a trip and put some friendlies to them (the club). The lads have gone away with pre-season programmes,” said the boss.
“All that’s in place so it’ll be different from last year whether I’m here or not. They’ll come back prepared with a pre-season schedule in place. Whether that’s tweaked or not I don’t know but we’re in a better position.”
Hopefully some common sense can prevail and Redfearn will be kept on as manager for next season, overseeing the pre-season plans that he has created.
It’s important for Leeds to have complete stability and for all of the players to be fully fit and prepared by the time next season gets underway.
They’ll have a clear focus and will hopefully know who they’re going to be playing for, which will created more settled mentalities and some positive momentum should start to build.
That will give the team the best possible chance of getting off to a good start in the Championship and sending out a message to their rivals that they mean business ahead of a push for the top six and ultimately promotion into the Premier League.