Neil Redfearn believes Billy Sharp is ready to get his Leeds United career going after a quiet start to life at Elland Road.
United’s head coach said Sharp was looking fit and in-form following his recent return from a thigh injury and expects him and Steve Morison to begin putting pressure on the starting places held by Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci.
Sharp was one of United’s major summer signings and he scored a dramatic winner against Middlesbrough on his debut at Elland Road in August.
But the 28-year-old has failed to find the net since then and last started a league game two months ago. Morison has been limited to just two starts.
Redfearn said: “To be fair to Antenucci and Doukara, to say they’ve come from overseas and this is their first experience of the Championship, they’ve given a good account of themselves. They’ve put themselves in a good position.
“But that’s not to say there isn’t competition. Billy’s a proven striker and Steve’s a proven striker and they’ve done it the right way in training, They’re competing and that’s what I want.”