Redfearn: Leeds players ignoring bull over ‘F1 investment’

Neil RedfearnNeil Redfearn
Neil Redfearn
NEIL REDFEARN says Leeds United players are keeping firmly focused on footballing matters - amid talk that Formula One giants Red Bull could invest in the club.

Despite owner Massimo Cellino categorically denying reports he is ready to sell his majority stake in United, it is understood meetings took place between the club and representatives of the soft drinks firm last Thursday.

It is the latest off-the-field story to hit the headlines regarding Leeds, but head coach Redfearn - whose side welcome his former club Charlton tomorrow - is not getting sidetracked.

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He said: “To be honest, it is what it is. But from the playing point of view, it is irrelevant. It is about what we do, day to day, on the training ground and how we work.

“Nothing has changed at Thorp Arch. Nothing has changed in the fact that on Tuesday and on Saturday, we have got a game.”

Redfearn says talks regarding bringing in a number two remain ongoing and will be sorted out in due course.

Huddersfield Town assistant-boss Steve Thompson, who Redfearn played with in his early days as a professional at Bolton Wanderers, has been linked with the post.

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He said: “It is still ongoing. I have spoken to someone I have got in and Massimo (Cellino) is aware of the fact I need some help as well. That will get resolved in due course.

Redfearn confirmed Adryan has a chance of featuring tomorrow, but Billy Sharp remains sidelined. He could return for Saturday’s home clash with Blackpool.