Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Redfearn Edging Closer to Elland Road Hot Seat?

Ken Bates says the Leeds United are in no rush to appoint a new manager and caretaker boss Neil Redfearn will be in charge for the next three games. Bates says Redfearn since taking over from Simon Grayson last week has impressed him and he will be given his opportunity to show his credentials whilst giving Leeds time to consider their options.Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Bates said, "We have decided that Neil will be in charge of the team for at least the next three games against Brighton, Coventry and Doncaster. "Those three games are all very winnable. We are only two points of the play-offs. Win those three games and we are back in the play-offs, then who knows."We have decided after the impressive start Neil has made, not just with the win but his presence and his attitude around Thorp Arch that he will be given his chance to demonstrate, a longer opportunity to demonstrate his abilities whilst we consider the matter carefully."Defender Aidan White is the latest Leeds United player to publicy give his backing to Redfearn."He's a good manager, he's experienced, I enjoyed playing under him for the under-18s so I know what he can do and what a good manager he is. We've just got to concentrate on that," White told the club's official website."You hear a lot of rumours and names. One day it's this person, the next it's another. Whoever does get the job we will enjoy working with them."The 20-year-old left-back added: "he was a fantastic player and has bags of experience. He played a lot of league games and I've enjoyed working with him over the past week or so. I'd back him all the way, however long he is in charge for."|Ross McCormack is another player to publicly back Redfearn."Redders has come in and given the players a lift. Everyone is focused on trying to get to the play-offs."If we go and win six in a row, you would think Neil will get the job, but we've got to take it one game at a time. We're striving to be the best we can be and trying to climb the league. If we can win a few in a row it'll give the chairman a headache in terms of giving Redders the job,McCormack told the club's official website.

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