Brentford opponents guide warns Leeds United of ‘long season’

An editorial on Brentford's website claims that Leeds United will have to sign players in the summer transfer window to be competitive in the Championship next season.

An editorial on Brentford's official website has warned Leeds United that it could be a “long season” for them if they do not sign players in the summer transfer window.

Leeds last featured in the Premier League back in 2004 and are pretty much an also-ran in the Championship at the moment.

The West Yorkshire outfit finished 15th in the Championship in the recently concluded 2014-15 season with 56 points from 46 matches.

Meanwhile, Brentford had a stunning 2014-15 campaign and came fifth in the standings, earning a place in the playoffs in the process.

The Whites will be expected to launch a challenge for a top-six finish next season, but the Bees have warned that new head coach Uwe Rosler will have to sign players in the summer transfer window.

In an editorial reviewing Brentford’s Championship opponents for the 2015-16 campaign on the club’s official website, it was stated: “Redfearn was replaced by Rosler shortly after the season ended.

"He has appointed Rob Kelly as his assistant, but unless the 46-year-old German can be backed in the transfer market, it might be another long season for Leeds fans.”

It seems that Brentford do not consider Leeds to be one of their main challengers for a playoff spot, not with the squad the Whites have at the moment.

Interestingly, Rosler is a former Brentford manager and was in charge of the Bees from June 2011 to December 2013.

The German led Brentford to the League One playoff final in May 2012 and when he left, they were fourth in the league table.

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