Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler needs to see all areas of his team performing well next season.
Leeds United stand a good chance of progression under Uwe Rosler next season and it will be interesting to see how the German sets up the side to get the most out of them.
Rosler will want to see a good team spirit running through the team and individuals playing off of each other and nurturing partnerships in key areas of the club.
We’ve looked at three potential partnerships in the team, which could prove vital to the side next season.
Bamba and Bellusci
Sol Bamba, who played on loan with the club last season, could become a long term fixture of the team next season, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Rosler could slot him into the heart of the back four alongside Giuseppe Bellusci, who he already knows well.
The pair have experience of playing next to each other, they can predict each other’s movements and they have a chance of being consistent, increasing Leeds’s chances of keeping clean sheets.
Cook and Murphy
Lewis Cook is a remarkable player and someone who can be very important next season in terms of controlling the pace and flow of Leeds’s midfield player.
He’s a subtle player whereas someone like Luke Murphy is more proactive around midfield, looking to snap at the heels of the opposition and drive the side forward.
Cook provides that security, which allows Murphy to get further forward and it will be vital that the pair work well next to each other.
Mowatt and Erwin
Alex Mowatt and Lee Erwin are not players who share the same position, but their partnership next season will be important nevertheless.
Erwin can play right at the top of the team, looking to use his height and strength to his advantage as he backs into the opposition.
That will help to create a little bit of space for the likes of Mowatt, who likes to play in those pockets of space at the top of the midfield.
Three key partnerships and if they all perform well, Leeds will have a better chance of breaking that top six.