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12th Mar, 2017 | 9:14pm

Neil Redfearn: This area of the Leeds team is as good as you can get

By Harvey Byrne

Former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn believes the current defence is as good as can be for Championship level.

The Yorkshire giants were held to a 0-0 draw at Elland Road on Saturday in their clash against QPR.

It was a tough result to take for the promotion chasing side, but it did mark their 13th clean sheet from 37 league matches this season.

Summer appointment Garry Monk, who was a defender himself during his playing days added Luke Ayling, Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley to the back line and each of them have starred, while Gaetano Berardi and Charie Taylor also continue to impress.

A defence is often forgotten in a team which has attackers like Chris Wood firing on all cylinders, but Redfearn paid special attention to the back four following the draw.

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“The amount of clean sheets that Leeds have kept at Elland Road is absolutely fantastic,” told Redfearn speaking to Radio Yorkshire on Saturday.

“It goes for all the team. They work hard in midfield and upfront, but particularly at the back they’re organised and strong and diligent and it’s probably as good as you’re going to get at this level.”

The stalemate has seen Leeds remain in fourth place, but they 11 points behind Brighton in second, while Fulham in seventh have moved within six points with a game in hand.

The Yorkshire giants’ next two games also brings two difficult fixtures in Brighton and fifth placed Reading, but they will be keen to return to winning ways after two draws.

In other Leeds news, fans reacted on Twitter to Aston Villa’s win over Sheffield Wednesday.

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