Redfearn praises Warnock impact
Neil Redfearn believes exciting times are ahead for Leeds after Neil Warnock helped to inspire a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Doncaster
Last Updated: 18/02/12 7:35pm
Neil Redfearn believes exciting times are ahead for Leeds United after new manager Neil Warnock helped to inspire a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Doncaster after delivering a half-time team talk.
Caretaker manager Redfearn revealed former QPR boss Warnock, who has signed a contract at Elland Road to the end of next season, had spoken to the players both before the game and at the interval.
Mamadou Bagayoko scored in each half to give Rovers control of the match, but Andros Townsend hit back within a minute of the second and Adam Clayton levelled 10 minutes from time.
Then Luciano Becchio fired in a dramatic winner nine minutes into injury-time as United gave Warnock the perfect welcome.
And former Barnsley player Redfearn admitted he was impressed with what he heard from Warnock, saying: "Neil had a big impact. He came in at half-time and made a few points. It was sensible advice in the situation we were in.
"He said they should be a bit more positive, with more energy, and play higher up the pitch. There was no ranting and raving.
"Our second-half performance was more like it. We got about them and the crowd responded."
Redfearn, who took over when Simon Grayson was sacked at the start of the month, will return to his role in the academy but he was full of praise for chairman Ken Bates' choice.
"The appointment of Neil Warnock is fantastic for the club," Redfearn said.
"He has a track record of getting teams out of this division and these are exciting times."
Doncaster boss Dean Saunders did not attend the post-match press conference.