An updated predicted Leeds United XI for the first game of the season

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Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has some big calls to make before the start of the next Championship season.

The fixture lists have been released and Leeds United have been handed a difficult start to the next Championship season with a game against Burnley.

Head coach Uwe Rosler will be wary of Sean Dyche’s team, who will be looking to make a point having been freshly relegated from the Premier League.

Rosler has already done some good work in the transfer market with deals for Charlie Horton and striker Lee Erwin and he’ll be working hard on other possible deals, ahead of the squad getting back together for pre-season.

We’ve had a go at naming the potential team that Rosler could name for the opening fixture.

Silvestri, Wootton, Bamba, Bellusci, Taylor, Cook, Murphy, Mowatt, Byram, Ajose, Erwin

Horton will start the season in the under-21s which means Marco Silvestri should keep his place in goal for the club.

That is by no means a negative and Silvestri should be determined to improve on the consistency and predominantly positive performances that he showed in the last campaign.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that a deal for Sol Bamba is still on the cards as he makes to look a permanent move to Elland Road.

He impressed on loan for the club last season and didn’t seem to struggle in terms of the pace and physical nature of the Championship.

He already has a good understanding next to more experienced Leeds United players and should slot right into the back four.

Central midfielder Birkir Bjarnason has previously been mentioned as a potential central midfield addition by the Yorkshire Post, but Rosler may choose to trust the younger players who were effective under Neil Redfearn.

Lee Erwin has the best chance of starting up front and staking a claim for himself early on, and in terms of midfield, there could be a chance for returning loanee Nicky Ajose potentially getting a chance to impress from the left hand side.

Rosler could choose to bring in a new winger - and may well do, but Sam Byram showed how effective he can be last season with a position on the club’s right hand side.

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