'It can't be a bad thing' - Byram backs Milanic to stack up wins

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Sam Byram has suggested the longevity Darko Milanic promises can only help the team.

Leeds United midfielder Sam Byram has suggested that Darko Milanic is the right man to lead the side forward and back towards the Premier League.

Milanic was recently announced as the club’s new manager on a long term two-year contract, getting his reign off to a losing start with a 2-0 defeat at Brentford last weekend.

However, Byram believes that the blueprint of having Milanic in charge will allow the side to move forward and develop a style which makes them a difficult side to play against.

“It can’t be a bad thing having the same person at the head of it all long-term. It means you know where you stand and you know how you coach likes to play. You establish ideas over a period of time and the players have a chance to buy into that,” Byram told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“The best teams in the league don’t have massive changes every week. They play with a similar style and normally the same personnel. That way players get to know each other.”

Leeds take on Reading this evening knowing that three points will push them inside the top half of the table and closer to the play-off places in the Championship.

Reading are ahead of Leeds in the Championship table with an extra point and a game in hand, which means things won’t be easy for Milanic as he looks to put a digit on the wins column.

Byram has defended his new boss following the defeat at Brentford, suggesting that the lack of time the boss and the side had to prepare played it’s part in the loss.

“It’s been hard to get a big training session in because we were travelling down to Brentford on Friday but in what we’ve done, he (Milanic) has brought new things to it. It’s good to do things that are new and fresh.”

Here’s to hoping that some of the methods and tactics that Milanic is working on pay off this evening.

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