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'Warnock has Leeds buzzing'

THE OWNERS of QPR may have a view about the worth of Neil Warnock, but Ireland defender Darren O'Dea believes that the new Elland Road boss deserves great credit for the work he's done at the club since his appointment.

Leeds have stopped leaking goals -- three clean sheets in four -- and are now promotion play-off candidates again, with much of that down to Warnock.

"He's a great character and has really lifted the place, there's a great buzz around the club and it's very much a club on the up," says O'Dea, who has been an ever-present under Warnock.

"He just loves graft and hard work and when you match that with the ability we have in the team, we have a good mix and in the four games he's been in charge we have been very good.

"We've had a lot of clean sheets in the last while and a lot of that is down to the manager," says O'Dea.

"When you concede goals it's the defence who get the stick and that was happening with us at Leeds, but now we defend very much as a team and the way the manager has us set up, the whole team is much more solid, we don't look like conceding.

"We have enough attacking players in the team to win games so if we can all work hard to keep a clean sheet at our end, we have a great chance of winning the game at the other end."