Coventry City v Leeds United: Leeds warned against complacency for the visit to struggling Coventry

Luciano Becchio and Leeds United have been warned against complacency against struggling Coventry.
Luciano Becchio and Leeds United have been warned against complacency against struggling Coventry.
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NEIL REDFEARN has urged Leeds United to ignore Coventry City’s perilous league position.

The Sky Blues have endured a miserable campaign and sit rock bottom of the Championship, eight points adrift of safety.

Despite that, Redfearn insists Leeds cannot afford to take tonight’s opponents lightly.

He said : “They are all difficult games. It is that time of season, the business end, and everyone is scrapping for points whether they are trying to stay up or trying to go up.

“I don’t think there is an easy game now. Coventry will be a tough test. The players were genuinely gutted in the dressing room (after Saturday’s defeat to Brighton) but we have to bounce back. If we had have won 2-1, we would still have to go to Coventry and get a result.

“That will never change. It is about getting ready again and getting prepared – making sure we give a good account of ourselves and get some points.”

Leeds were held to a 1-1 draw by Coventry at Elland Road earlier in the season and Redfearn has no fresh injury doubts ahead of the trip to the Midlands.

He added: “There were one or two battered and bruised (after Saturday) but we had no pulls or strains. One or two had their heads on the floor but we got their heads up.

“What they don’t realise is that this is a fantastic way to earn a living.

“They are at a great club and it is an honour to play for such a big club. They should be up for that every day and that is what I will be instilling in them.”

Last six games: Coventry City LLWLLL, Leeds United LDWLWL.

Referee: P Miller (Bedfordshire).

Last time: Coventry City 2 Leeds United 3; November 11, 2010; Championship.