Leeds United’s hopes of ending the season on a positive fashion had took a major turn for the worse after the team suffered a third consecutive league defeat this weekend.
A 2-1 loss against Cardiff City, who have been flirting with relegation throughout the campaign, is the latest in yet another disappointing result for the team. In the season that has been filled with controversy and endless managerial changes, Neil Redfearn is confident that the team can finish on a strong note. However, he has called upon much improved performances in the remainder of the campaign.
Since the 3-0 victory over Fulham a few weeks ago, Leeds United have been on a slump in form that has seen them take only one point from a possible 12. Even more disappointing for the manager would be the fact that his team has conceded nine goals in the last three matches. After having taken 52 points from the game so far, Leeds United do not have to worry about the threat of relegation from the Championship. They have a 16 point advantage over Wigan with only four games remaining. Hence, they are mathematically safe but a good run of form could potentially see them jump into the top 10 of the table.
“I said to them afterwards that there’s no way we can have that level of performance against Norwich – it would be a cricket score.The one thing we’ve got to do now is show a strength of character. The Leeds United supporters will see what they’ve got under the shirts, the players.It’s a game where Norwich have got everything to play for, but I’ve reminded them that the season’s still alive and we’ve got everything to play for,” said the manager ahead of next week’s top clash against Norwich City.