Neil Redfearn fires warning shots to Leeds ahead of Reading showdown
By Amir Mir
Neil Redfearn has fired warning shots at Leeds by stating that they “don’t want to be a bridesmaid” but the “bride” if they finish in the play-offs at the end of the season.
Garry Monk’s side have a huge opportunity to secure a top six finish at the end of the campaign after what has been a successful season under the highly-rated coach.
The Whites will travel to promotion rivals Reading on Saturday evening, knowing three points will edge them closer to their target with eight matches of the season remaining.
Ahead of the match, former manager Redfearn had this message to the club and the massive chance they have coming up in the next few months.
“What is in important if you get into the play-offs is that you don’t want to be a bridesmaid, you want to a bride,” Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire.
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“It’s important you get up because these opportunities don’t come around too often.”
Leeds have not tasted top flight football in over 13 years and since their relegation in 2003/04, this has been their best opportunity of making a comeback.
Monk took charge of the Elland Road club last summer and since then they have constantly been producing play-off form.
Furthermore, they have picked up some impressive wins throughout the season, including beating automatic chasers Brighton 2-0 last time out.
Striker Chris Wood scored a brace during that game and he will be hoping to produce the goods once again at the weekend.
The New Zealand international was on target for the Whites during the reverse fixture against Reading at Elland Road with the home team winning 2-0.
In other Leeds news, Alfonso Pedraza has this message for supporters ahead of the Reading game.