Leeds must do this to avoid end of season heartache – Redfearn
By Russell Edge
Leeds United need to make sure they perform in their last two games to avoid their season going to waste, according to former head coach Neil Redfearn.
Leeds went into their fixture with Burton Albion knowing that victory in each of their last three games would secure a play-off spot for the Whites.
However, their 2-1 defeat to the Brewers, coupled with Fulham’s 4-1 victory over Huddersfield, means that Leeds must hope the London side drop points if they are to have any chance of competing for the third and final promotion spot.
The Elland Road side find themselves seventh, a place and two points off the final play-off place with just two games remaining.
Former coach Redfearn says that Garry Monk’s side must continue to fight for wins against Norwich City and Wigan Athletic to ensure their season does not fade out into disappointment.
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Speaking to Radio Yorkshire, the 51-year-old said: “Leeds have got to win their last two games and if they do that, sides can slip up, we’ve seen that in the past.
“The frustration is getting so close and it just fizzling out a little bit.
“What you don’t want to happen is these last few games to spoil what has been an absolutely fantastic season for Leeds.”
Leeds were undone by goals from Marvin Sordell and Michael Kightly, with Kyle Bartley’s 80th minute strike unable to spark a comeback for Monk’s side.
The defeat also means that Redfearn’s former side have picked up just one win in their last six fixtures, and the former coach feels it is this poor end of season form which has seemingly cost them a play-off spot.
He told Radio Yorkshire: “It’s just a shame that Leeds’ worst run of results has come at this part of the season.
“It will be frustrating for the lads because they’ve done well to get to this point.
“There’s been a lot of good things that have gone on this season and there’s a lot of things that have been built.”
In other Leeds news, here are three things we learned from Leed’s defeat to Burton.