Casper Sloth admits that he hasn't seen much Championship football following his move to Leeds United.
Casper Sloth admits that he has not seen much Championship football after completing a £600,000 summer transfer to Leeds United.
The Danish midfielder was brought to Elland Road during the past transfer window, as one of 15 new recruits signed by the Yorkshire side, but he has revealed that most his experience watching English football has been at the top level.
The 22-year-old says the Championship is not as widely available as top level football in his homeland, but insists that the opportunity to move to the country was too exciting to turn down.
“In Denmark you see a lot of Premier League football, not so much in the Championship,” explained Sloth in his first interview with the club’s official site. “But every footballer wants to play in England, it is a massive footballing country.
“When I heard that Leeds were interested in me I spoke to people here and thought that it would be a good fit.”
It is a quote which will do little to appease fans’ concerns that it could take a while for their cosmopolitan squad to adapt to Championship life.
The Whites have added a number of additions from across Europe this summer with good records in their own homelands, but the hustle and bustle of the English second tier provides a fresh challenge.
Many world-class players have struggled with the transition to English football and Leeds’ new recruits are under pressure to adapt quickly.
If they do not hit the ground running then the repercussions could be severe. The Whites have started the season poorly, although there is hope that the sacking of controversial head-coach David Hockaday could provide an up-turn in fortunes.
Indeed, the fact that Sloth still does not know who his manager will be following his move from Aahaus does not seem to negatively effected his settling in period at Elland Road.
“I’m settling in very well and I’m excited to be here,” he said. "It’s been a good first week and I’m very satisfied.
“We have brought a lot of new players in and it is really interesting to me. So I’m really satisfied to be here.”