Neil Redfearn
Neil Redfearn says his summer signings are still in his plans, despite receiving limited game timeGetty

Neil Redfearn has insisted that Leeds' new additions are getting better by the week, arguing that both Adryan and Souleymane Doukara have both improved in recent training sessions as the pair look for more game time.

Adryan, who joined the side last summer, has slowly been pushing his way into Redfearn's plans with the manager admitting that the 20-year-old had a lot to learn when he arrived at Elland Road.

With high expectations hanging over the youngster's head, he was an unused substitute in Leeds' win over Millwall last weekend, but Redfearn insists he is getting closer to becoming a regular in the first team.

"Adryan was on the bench for the Millwall game and he got there on merit because he did the hard yards," Redfearn told the Yorkshire Post.

"He's worked hard in training, he's applied himself much better and I think the penny's starting to drop. Allied to the obvious ability he's got, he's putting a shift in and that's all you're asking."

Redfearn has taken a hard line with the Leeds' side since taking over as manager, insisting they all have to earn their places in the line-up despite their reputations.

The club are currently in 11th position in the Championship table and are looking to be out of the scrap for relegation at the moment.

With three wins in a row behind them, having just beaten Middlesbrough 1-0, things are looking positive for a side that has dealt with more than most throughout the season.

Doukara, another summer signing, has also struggled to get into Redfearn's side, but the manager insists that the 23-year-old forward is still in his long term plans depending on his performances in training.

"He's looked brighter in training too," he explained. "If they're prepared to put a shift in, they'll get a chance."