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LUFC Redfearn - Back to the drawing board

Leeds United caretaker manager Neil Redfearn admits it is back to the drawing board after losing his first game in charge as temporary manager.

Leeds were beaten 2-1 at home by Brighton, their sixth home defeat of the season.

After a clean sheet in his first game in charge last week and his plans to sort out the defensive frailties, it was it was errors at the back, which allowed Brighton to score twice in the last thirteen minutes of the game, including the winner in injury time.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Redfearn said, "It is back to the drawing board defensively and what we have got to realise and it is not just the back four or midfield, we need to start defending from the front.

"We did it better at Bristol City, we were more switched on and we got back into shape more, we covered quicker and we made it difficult for Bristol to play through us.

We didn`t get back into shape quick enough and with enough urgency and what happens is they get back up the pitch quicker and they get around the edge of our box and it becomes dangerous."


Leeds have now conceded more goals than they have scored at Elland Road this season and they have one of the worst defensive records at home in the championship.

Redfearn admits that there is a lot of work still to be done defensively. "They just looked a bit more thorough as the game went on and that is disappointing from our point of view. This is not something that has just happened, this has been happening for a while, it is why I am doing what I am doing, and I am well aware of that.

We will pick them up again. There is another big game on Tuesday for them and we will put it back together,"
continued the caretaker boss.

Redfearn and Leeds have a quick chance to bounce back when they travel to the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night to face bottom of the table Coventry City.

This is followed by a home game against second from bottom Doncaster Rovers at Elland Road next Saturday.



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