Could these five players be facing a fresh start under new Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler
Leeds United officially unveiled Uwe Rosler as their new manager this week, in a twist that few saw coming a few days earlier.
A lot has happened since then, with the former Wigan Athletic manager taking over from Neil Redfearn at Elland Road.
As with any managerial change at a football club, some players are likely to benefit having previously been overlooked, and here we take a look at five Leeds players who could return to the first-team with a new man at the helm.
Souleymane Doukara started the season as a first-choice forward, scoring seven goals in the process.
But he was rarely used in the second half of the campaign, coming off the bench just five times in Leeds’ last 22 matches of the Championship season and failing to make the match-day squad on nine of those occasions.
Mirco Antenucci may have ended the season as Leeds’ top-scorer but that does not tell the whole story.
Like Doukara he featured considerably less in the second half of the season but it would be surprising if Rosler did not give him a chance to impress.
Danish midfielder Casper Sloth showed glimpses of what he can do this season but of all the players on this list, he is the one who will have to work the hardest to prove he can be a regular starter for Leeds.
He certainly has the talent, but does he have the consistency? Having been used sparingly by Redfearn, he will have another chance to impress now Rosler is in charge.
Considering 25-year-old Giuseppe Bellusci featured 30 times this season he may be a strange inclusion on this list; but after the goings on at the end of the campaign with a number of players being ruled out injured, it would have been interesting to see if Redfearn had stuck with Liam Cooper and Sol Bamba next season (provided the latter remained).
As it is, expect Bellusci to be back in the starting line-up under Rosler.
Young forward Brian Montenegro rarely featured last season despite impressive performances for the under-21s.
It remains to be seen if the loanee will still be at Elland Road next season but if he is Rosler could give him the chance to add to his fleeting appearances as a substitute in the final few games of the campaign.