EDDIE Gray insists Neil Redfearn is the right man to take Leeds United forward with the former Academy coach exempt from any blame for last weekend’s 2-1 loss at Blackburn.
An undoubtedly popular appointment with the club’s supporters, new head coach Redfearn faced his first semblance of any criticism following United’s second-half collapse at Ewood Park.
Leeds looked destined for victory when leading through Souleymane Doukara but pressed the self-destruct button in the second half – gifting Jordan Rhodes a calamitous equaliser following a mix up between keeper Marco Silvestri and centre-back Liam Cooper.
Even after Rovers had seen Tom Cairney sent off, Sam Byram’s challenge on former Leeds player Luke Varney then led to a late Blackburn penalty which Rhodes converted to give the hosts all three points.
But Gray says 49-year-old Redfearn had prepared his players perfectly and that individual errors are solely to blame.
“Neil’s all right and I think Neil prepared the team well for Blackburn,” said Gray. “It’s down to individual players is that and individual errors and that’s something they have got to cut out of their game.”