Neil Redfearn last night attempted to draw a line under the controversy over injuries at Leeds United, saying: “What’s happened has happened.”
The club’s head coach stood his ground over comments made by him in the wake of six players withdrawing from last weekend’s defeat to Charlton Athletic but said the club needed to leave the saga behind ahead of tomorrow’s Championship derby with Sheffield Wednesday.
Most of the players who pulled out at late notice last Friday, including first-choice goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, look set to miss the match at Hillsborough.
The group have faced accusations that they were seeking to undermine Redfearn by feigning injury, claims the club have vehemently denied.
Redfearn said: “You’d like to think that it was a freakish one-off event and you try and move on. What’s happened has happened.
“What we’ve got to try and do is make the best of the next two games.
“We’ve got to try and perform as best we can and pick a side that’s fit and available.”