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Ex-midfielder: Rosler aware of need to impress important specific group at Leeds

Former Leeds United player David Prutton says Uwe Rosler will be aware of the need to get the club's fans on side quickly.

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton told Radio Yorkshire that he feels Uwe Rosler will be aware of impressing the club’s support base quickly.

Some fans may have doubts over Rosler and feel aggrieved that Neil Redfearn wasn’t offer the chance to stay on at Elland Road after keeping the side up last year.

“He won’t necessarily want to re-prove himself but he’ll want to show Leeds United fans what he can do and I’m sure he’ll know the importance of having the faithful behind him – it’s a different set of fans, a different set of players and sometimes people fit in some places better than others,” he said.

The fans are everything at any club and they can make the life of their manager easier in a number of ways.

Leeds will always have solid support at home and away, but if Rosler can get the side winning early on in August and playing some good football, the passion and noise levels produced by the club’s fans will go through the roof.

Alternatively, if he gets off to a bad start, then the negativity amongst the support base will be evident and the manager will instantly be under pressure to start achieving more positive results.

All the fans want to see is a committed side showing passion to win matches on a weekly basis.

If Rosler can engineer a situation where success can be achieved then fantastic, but his main aim initially has to be getting the team playing good football and in a way that the supporters will appreciate.

Opinions can then slowly change and those still loyal to Neil Redfearn can move on.

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