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Leeds boss Redfearn: I picked Austin, but it meant we lost out in another key area

Leeds manager Neil Redfearn admitted his side lacked creativity.

Leeds United failed to register a shot on target in a dismal defeat away to Derby County.

Neil Redfearn's side lacked creativity in the 2-0 loss, which saw the side concede goals either side of half-time.

The head coach made changes to the team, including selecting Rudy Austin in midfield after the Jamaican had missed out recently, but conceded that it did not help them going forward.

He told LUTV: "I showed them clips of the game when we played Derby County at home and we really got about them and were on the front foot.

"Rudy came in tonight and stiffened us up a little bit in that area and I think it was important because Derby are strong in midfield, so its important we toughened up.

"Perhaps then what you lose is Adryan behind the front, opening people up creating them chances. You cover one hole and then another one appears."

Leeds are certainly not helped by relying on 20-year-old Adryan to help them unlock teams. He is an exciting, yet raw prospect, and they need alternatives for when he is not available or left out.

Redfearn added: "We're short in wide areas, its hard to open teams up. Width is provided by full-backs which makes us quite narrow as a team."

The boss sounds like he is struggling to find a winning formula, with the side going the whole of December picking up only one point.

All positivity surrounding the side after their last win has evaporated, and fresh faces are likely to be needed on loan in January to give the club a boost, while a slice of luck would not go amiss either considering the club's recent misfortunes.

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