Leeds United players focused on football despite fresh takeover talks

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Neil Redfearn insists his Leeds United players remain firmly focused on their football, despite talks that Formula One giants Red Bull are looking to invest into the club.

Current majority stakeholder, Massimo Cellino has denied claims that he is ready to sell, but it is understood that meetings took place last Thursday between the club and representatives of the energy drinks.

It is just the latest of many off-the-field stories to come out of Elland Road in the last few weeks following the dismissal of Darko Milanic, who saw his 32-day reign as Leeds manager end at the start of November.

But his replacement Redfearn, who welcomes his former club Charlton Athletic tomorrow, is adamant that him and his players are not getting distracted.

"To be honest, it is what it is," Redfearn told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "But from the playing point of view, it is about what we do, day to day, on the training ground and how we work.

“Nothing has changed at Thorp Arch (Leeds United training ground). Nothing has changed in the fact that on Tuesday and on Saturday, we have got a game.”


The 49-year-old, who's on a 12 month contract with the option of a further 12 months, says talks regarding the introduction of a number two are still ongoing and will be sorted 'in due course'.

Huddersfield Town assistant-manager Steve Thompson has recently been linked with the post. Thompson and Redfearn used to play together at Bolton Wanderers in their early days.

The Leeds manager has also confirmed on-loan Brazilian midfielder Adryan could feature tomorrow after missing the 3-1 weekend defeat against Cardiff with a groin strain, but Billy Sharp and Rudolph Austin have been ruled out.

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