Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post explaining what he feels will be the key as he goes about recruitment plans for the summer.
Rosler has some hard work on his hands to improve the squad Neil Redfearn left behind, so the club is in a position to get off to a fast start when the Championship action returns at the start of August.
Despite the transfer embargo being lifted from the club, it’s not going to be easy for Rosler as it’s difficult for the team to throw a lot of cash at deals, but he seems determined to find the right sort of talent for his team.
“It’s all about balance. If you get the balance in the team right between know-how and hunger, spirit and talent then I think you can go a long, long way,” he said.
“For us, we are under financial restrictions so we have to look where we are getting that sort of talent. Sometimes you have to go outside the UK to find that sort of talent. The balance has to be right.”
In terms of younger players at the club and being used in the first team, that box is ticked.
Redfearn has created a platform where Rosler can continue to draw on the club’s academy which has proven it’s creating players at a very good standard.
What he needs to add is some experience, which has been lost with the likes of Rudy Austin and Aidy White both being released by Leeds at the back end of last season.
If he can inject a little bit of aggression and physicality into his team to protect the younger players and offer them some benefits of experience, the side should be able to play freely and play with the focus on those younger stars causing chaos from the first game until the last.