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Neil Redfearn raises concern over Leeds United's new signings, but praises one

Former Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn is worried about Leeds' new signings' lack of Championship experience.

Former Leeds United manager Neil RedfearnFormer Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has given his verdict on the club's summer signings, speaking to Radio Yorkshire.

Redfearn phoned in on Monday morning (18/7) at 9.30am to discuss a number of topics, focused around Garry Monk's early work since his appointment as head coach.

The former academy boss believes the Whites did well to bring in free agent Robert Green, who featured for QPR last season, but believes the rest of the additions remain an unknown quantity.

He said: "They've brought an experienced goalkeeper in, which is good, Rob's been an international and played recently in the Championship.

"Apart from Matt Grimes who had a loan spell at Blackburn, there is not much Championship experience.

"They do need a physical presence alongside Diagouraga in midfield. Cook's gone, they will miss his athleticism and drive, they need somebody in there to protect the back four and supply wide players."

Robert Green celebratesRobert Green celebrates

Leeds have also brought in Hadi Sacko, Marcus Antonsson and Kemar Roofe. The additions have the potential to improve their attack, while Kyle Bartley has also signed in defence.

Liam Bridcutt would have been an ideal solution in midfield but this is a deal which is now looking increasingly unlikely as time goes on.

During his time at Leeds, Redfearn was keen to stress that the club needed experience, and was quoted by SkySports earlier this year suggesting he tried to bring both Joey Barton and Charlie Adam to the club before he was dismissed last summer.

Stoke's Charlie Adam on the substitutes benchStoke's Charlie Adam was once a target for Neil Redfearn at Leeds

Neither player are seemingly on the agenda at present, especially with Barton just signing for Rangers, but Leeds may have to find a leader from somewhere.

Redfearn went on to admit that overall he does believe there is a good balance so far despite the inexperience, and expects more signings to arrive.

He said: "Six new faces is a lot, for people got to get used to way a new manager wants to play. The big thing is the magnitude of club and the expectation. There is a good balance and good blend and I'm pretty sure they want to bring some more in as well."

Former Leeds United manager Neil RedfearnFormer Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

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