Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn admits he may change approach for Leeds United clash

Neil Redfearn

The two sides face off after the international break.

Neil Redfearn may no longer be at Leeds United but he remains an immensely popular figure at Elland Road. He is one of their own and did wonders with the youth team at Thorp Arch. He then did a superb job under ridiculous circumstances at Leeds last season, when twice placed in caretaker charge.

He departed after a series of controversies at the club including a public dressing down from Cellino, the shock suspension of his assistant Steve Thompson and six of his first-team players, all signed by Cellino, pulling out of a game the evening before kick-off.

Redfearn took over from Steve Evans at Rotherham, who is of course in his old hotseat at Elland Road.

Next weekend the two teams meet in contrasting form.

Redfearn is yet to taste success at Rotherham and Leeds have won their last two games without conceding.

With that in mind Redfearn has confirmed he may need to change his approach with the Millers team. He told The Star this week:

“Maybe we have got to uncomplicate it totally and make it about the work ethic and making it about competing and getting up and down the pitch.

“We have got to instill some confidence back in them. We have got to pick them up. We have got a two-week period now before we play Leeds United.

“We can’t change everything. We have got to work with the boys we have got.”

Leeds fans will know however how good Redfearn can be when backed into a corner. He also showed some great fluidity with his players during his time at Leeds - Charlie Taylor and Sam Byram on the wings was a masterstroke.

He will be hoping to get things right before heading back to Elland Road next weekend. Where he would like to get one over on a certain Mr Cellino.

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