HEAD coach Neil Redfearn praised the newfound steeliness of Leeds United as the Whites moved eight points clear of the Championship dropzone with a 1-0 defeat of Millwall at Elland Road.
Redfearn has previously lamented a weakness in the Whites that he described as “milky” but United dug deep to move into the division’s top half with their third win in four games.
Leeds now sit 12th in the table thanks to Alex Mowatt’s first half winner and Redfearn insisted: “There’s nothing milky about us now.
“We’re tough and we’re tough to play against and we’ve got a resoluteness about us that’s in keeping with this football club.
“The supporters expect that - it’s a given - and I think we are playing some good stuff as well.
“If we’re all honest I think we deserved to win and I think if it had been 3-0 at half-time I don’t think anyone would have argued with that.
“It ended up tougher than what it should have been. In the first half we were outstanding and I thought we were going to blow them away. It’s probably as dynamic and as well as we’ve played at home for a long time.
“We created chance after chance but at 1-0, they’re always in the game. In the second half we had to tough it out but that’s two clean sheets on the bounce now and that’s pleasing.
“We’re not going to get carried away with ourselves because there are clubs who can go on similar runs.
“But for the first time in a while, we can start looking up at the sides above us. We can maybe try and make some ground and get as much out of this season as we can.
“I think what we’ve got to start doing now is talking about the top half and getting further up the table. If we can keep this run going and string more runs together we’ll see how far we can get.”