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CONFIDENCE RETURNING TO WHITES
by Graham Walker

UNITED'S players are starting to believe in their own ability again after two good performances on the trot, believes caretaker manager Eddie Gray.
Gray pin-pointed restoring confidence to the side as one of his main tasks when he came in to fill the void left by Peter Reid's departure, and after a win against Charlton and Saturday's excellent draw against Chelsea at Elland Road, he feels he is on track to achieve that aim.
"When teams are in the position we were confidence can be lacking and it's hard to turn things around," said Eddie.
"Once we start picking points up and start to climb the table I think we will start playing more ourselves.
"It was all about us going out there and trying to make it as difficult as we could for them, but we made some chances for ourselves.
"I thought it was up to our boys to work hard and make it difficult for Chelsea to create chances.
"I felt we did that and we created one or two openings in the first half. The second half we had our backs against the wall for while but it was always going to be like that for us.
Defensively, Eddie was pleased his charges were managing to keep it tight in their 4-5-1 formation, and finding their way to goal at the same time.
"We never conceded last week at charlton and we conceded just one here and I think that's the first goal Chelsea have conceded in the league since October
"I believe that if you work hard you will get your rewards, they know what I expect and they know what they expect from themselves which is more important for me.
"There's a long way to go for the club and the team and I just hope they keep working as hard and have that belief in themselves to get out of the position they were in."
"I know the players won't be happy until they get the required number of points to make sure Leeds United are a Premiership side next season."

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