Neil Redfearn comments on Felix Wiedwald situation

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Leeds United will face Reading at Elland Road in the Championship this weekend.

Leeds United care-taker Manger Neil Redfearn looks on at the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Leeds United at Goldsands Stadium on September 16, 2014 in...

Neil Redfearn has been quoted as saying by Inside Futbol that Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen should not drop Felix Wiedwald for this weekend’s game against Reading.

Leeds will take on Reading at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Wiedwald started the 2017-18 campaign strongly following his move from Werder Bremen in the summer transfer window.

However, the former Germany Under-20 international goalkeeper has made mistakes for the Whites in recent matches

Many Leeds fans are losing patience with Wiedwald, and there have been calls for Leeds head coach Christiansen to drop the German, as reported by HITC Sport.

Former Leeds head coach Redfearn, though, has said that the former Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper should remain part of the team against Reading and has explained why.

Leeds United care-taker Manger Neil Redfearn looks on at the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Leeds United at Goldsands Stadium on September 16, 2014 in...

“To be fair, Leeds have had a good start to the season,” Inside Futbol quotes Redfearn as saying.

“Yes, they’ve had a blip with three aways games, but by and large they've had a really good start to the season and Wiedwald has been part of that.

"I know we've said he's had little to do, but he's still been part of that. It would be pretty churlish to leave him out at this point.”

Bremen's goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald thanks the supporters ahead of the German first division Bundesliga football match between Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin on April 29, 2017 in Bremen,...

Wiedwald is a good goalkeeper, and it is important that Leeds head coach Christiansen retains faith in him.

The German joined Leeds only in the summer, and like outfield players, he needs time to understand the Championship and get used to the style of football.

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