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Five mid-week talking points for Leeds manager Neil Redfearn

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has a number of things to think about this week.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn is under pressure heading into the trip away at Bolton this weekend.

The Leeds boss will be mulling over a number of things ahead of the game, as he hopes for his team to spark a winning run, which will help them to start climbing the Championship table.

Here are five mid-week talking points for the boss.

How can we improve our away form?

It’s been well documented that Leeds have struggled away from home this season, which will make Bolton the slight favourites heading into this game. If Leeds can start picking up points on the road, they’ll back themselves to play well at home.

Should I worry about morale?

The Leeds under-21 side was hammered last night by Watford in the Premier League Cup. While Redfearn is first team boss, he may be a little worried about low morale in his group of younger players, which comes as a result of his previous role with the academy.


Redfearn will have a better idea of what and who he wants to add to his squad before the end of the month. He’s reportedly asked Massimo Cellino to commission the return of Luciano Becchio, which will delight the fans.

How much time do I have to talk to the owner?

The Yorkshire Evening Post has confirmed that Cellino isn’t back in the country until the end of the week. That leaves Redfearn in a difficult position because he’ll want to get on top of transfers but also keep his focus on preparing his side for Bolton.

Can I use Warnock?

Stephen Warnock has been crucial for Leeds this season. He’s weighed in with some vital stats and has also been important in terms of width. He’s clear of serious injury after a scan on an ankle, but has confirmed swelling, which could make it difficult for him to play.

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