Redders as ever! Ex-Boston United midfielder Neil Redfearn made stand-in Leeds boss

Neil Redfern.
Neil Redfern.

FORMER Boston United midfielder and assistant boss Neil Redfearn has taken temporary charge at Championship side Leeds United.

‘Redders’ will be in the dug-out for Saturday’s game at Bristol City following today’s sacking of Simon Grayson.

Grayson was dismissed after a poor run of form that saw the Elland Road side lose 4-1 at home to Birmingham City last night.

And Redfearn – who enjoyed a lengthy playing career with the likes of Bolton, Crystal Palace, Watford, Oldham, Barnsley, Charlton and Bradford - has been asked to step up from his role as head of the club’s youth team while a permanent manager is sought.

Redfearn moved to Boston United in summer of 2002 as player/assistant manager, working under Neil Thompson, ironically the man he replaced in the Elland Road youth set-up.

He made a total of 53 appearances for the Pilgrims and scored 13 goals.