THERE was a three-line former York City whip in the dug-out as Leeds United rekindled their npower Championship promotion push.

Former City assistant manager Neil Redfearn, who left Bootham Crescent for Elland Road in 2009, took over as temporary Leeds boss for the 3-0 win at Bristol City in the wake of the sacking of Bedale-born Simon Grayson.

Redfearn – the current Academy coach at Leeds – was joined in the dug-out at Ashton Gate by Academy goalkeeping coach Andy Leaning, the former York City player and ’keeping coach, and experienced central defender Andy O’Brien, born in Harogate and who spent time at the Minstermen’s centre of excellence before joining Bradford City.

Redfearn insisted he is staying firmly focused on working with the players.

He said: “I’m employed by the club and that won’t change. What I want to do is make sure I do as well while I’m here and in charge. If it is me great, if it isn’t I will support whoever comes in.”