Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has stated that he wants his side to find a missing element from their game to help them cross the finishing line in matches, after losing a one-goal lead away to Blackburn on Saturday.
In a post-match interview with BBC radio Leeds reporter Adam Pope, Redfearn gave his views on the performance,saying: “(It’s) frustrating really. We look a lot better, we’re playing some good stuff and we look more like a side, but there’s something about us at the moment that’s just a bit milky that stops us from getting across the line”.
He added: “I said to them there, I’ve played in sides with half their ability that have breezed it through this division, but they’d got that bit of something to get them across the line when it needed it and we’ve got to find that. They’re young guys, they’re impressionable. I can’t be too down about what’s happened today because they’ve played well”.
Redfearn was also critical of goalkeeper Marco Silvestri after a mix up with centre back Liam Cooper which resulted in the Blackburn equaliser, in a similar manner to a goal conceded against Cardiff earlier in the season: “To me the keeper’s coming on to it so he’s got to clear the lot, and I said that at the Cardiff game and it still stands. It’s not difficult, it’s basic stuff”.
The defeat left Leeds languishing in 16th position in the Championship, just two points above the relegation zone, whilst the win for Blackburn pushed them into a play-off spot.