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Neil Redfearn picks out the positives from Leeds United's defeat to QPR

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Former Leeds United boss looking on the bright side.

Leeds United manager Neil RedfearnFormer Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Former Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn is attempting to remain positive despite the team's opening day hammering by QPR.

Leeds were well beaten by the R's at Loftus Road on Sunday, losing 3-0 to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side, without managing a single shot on target.

Leeds United's Toumani Diagouraga looks dejected at the end of matchLeeds United's Toumani Diagouraga looks dejected at the end of match

Redfearn, speaking to TV Yorkshire after the game, said that he felt the Whites showed some signs of promise despite the scoreline.

He said: "There were spells in the second half where Leeds were on the ascendancy, had spells in possession, some of it quite measured, the passing was good

"Chris Wood put himself about in the second half and when Antonsson went alongside him they looked more potent."

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

He went onto give his backing to current boss Garry Monk, believing the former Swansea boss will get the team on track.

He said: "Its early doors, the first game of season and this isn't an easy place to come. He'll have learned more today in this defeat than he would in a victory. I'm sure Garry will work this out."

Redfearn's words will of course be little consolation to Garry Monk, who will be looking to right the ship ahead of their midweek fixture against Fleetwood Town in the Capital One Cup, and then a match at home to Birmingham City next weekend.

That is followed by a game against rivals Sheffield Wednesday, and Leeds will be desperate to have points on the board ahead of that fixture.

To do so they will need a big turnaround, and could do with a confidence boosting result in midweek to ensure the hangover from Loftus Road begins to subside, rather than get worse.

Leeds United's Robert GreenLeeds United's Robert Green

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