Former boss signs for Radio Yorkshire as station returns to Leeds

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by David Prior

Radio Yorkshire has signed former manager Neil Redfearn as lead summariser for its Leeds United coverage for the 2016/17 season.

The former Leeds and Rotherham boss joins commentator Mark Wilson and Statistician Andrew Dalton for all home and away matches.

Neil Redfearn Neil Redfearn

Redfearn said: “I’m looking forward joining the team at Radio Yorkshire and getting to watch Leeds United every week. It looks like an exciting season ahead.”

Leeds United commentator Mark Wilson added: "Neil knows of the pressure involved in football on and off the field, and can offer us insights only someone has been there and done it can. I look forward to working with him and building the stations reputation for excellent honest football coverage both on match day and during the week.”

The signing comes as the station - launched by former Leeds chairman Ken Bates in 2014 - expands its coverage area back into Leeds after an agreement with a local multiplex.

The Leeds-based station has not been available in the city since the regional MXR multiplex closed over a year ago.