Date:Wednesday February 8 2012
Leeds United caretaker manager Neil Redfearn says the first thing he concentrated on was sorting out the sides defensive frailties when he took over last week.
Redfearn took over from Simon Grayson following the 4-1 defeat to Birmingham City last Tuesday night.
Leeds have struggled defensively since their promotion to the championship and Redfearn said the side worked on the defence leading up to the 3-0 win at Bristol City.
Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Redfearn said, "We worked on a little bit of defensive compactness about not being easy to beat. If you look at the goals against, it is not great so it is something we have to address.
"If you look at what we have got going forward, we have enough to sink a battleship so if we can be tight and difficult to beat and get good players on the ball in good areas then we have got a good chance."
The clean sheet at Bristol City was Leeds first clean sheet in ten games since beating Millwall 2-0 at the start of December and only their sixth of the season.
Redfearn was pleased with the player`s application and he said that Ross McCormack and Luciano Becchio led from the front with hardworking displays. "On the day, the front two were excellent. We are talking about defensive compactness and keeping clean sheets but we started defending from the front.
"I thought defending from the front was excellent. I thought their work rate and application to it, as soon as it went dead they switched on and locked onto people and it was a massive help for the midfield players and the defence," continued Redfearn.
Despite finishing seventh in the championship last season, Leeds conceded 70 goals to ruin their chances of promotion.
Leeds have already conceded 42 goals this season, the most by any side in the top fourteen in the championship and only five sides have a worse defensive record.
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Date:Wednesday February 8 2012
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