Former Leeds United player David Prutton told Radio Yorkshire that he feels Uwe Rosler will buy into the young emphasis running through the current squad.
Rosler was confirmed as Leeds United’s next boss last week and the ex-Leeds midfielder feels it’s a strength of the current setup that Rosler won’t ignore.
“If you look at the players Leeds have got and the retaining of young players is vital,” he said.
“He’ll buy into that and hopefully he can mould them into some sort of formation, which will be able to play his way, they’ve got the legs and they’ve got the energy – He’s got some good things to work with.”
Credit has to go to Neil Redfearn for the faith he showed in younger players last season and the risks he took in playing them when other managers would have gone for safer and more experienced options.
The youngsters at Leeds give whoever is in charge a spine to build the rest of the side around, which decreases the need for the club to go out and spend big money in the transfer market.
The club and Rosler can continuously draw on youngsters from the academy ranks, which provides different options and unknown options which can then be thrown into the first team.
Leeds would be naïve to ignore the option of dipping into the transfer market for new players, but the quality and standard of the current youth system at the club is very strong and something that Rosler would be silly to overlook.
The challenge for Rosler, as Prutton suggests, is finding the best way for everyone to gel together in the new formation and system he’ll already be working on.