Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer explained in an interview with BBC Radio Leeds following the arrival of Lee Erwin at Elland Road, what he sees as the key aspects of the signings Uwe Rosler has already made this summer.
Erwin was the second signing made by the German, with goalkeeper Charlie Horton also arriving at the club from Cardiff City earlier in the summer.
Horton (20) and Erwin (21) both represent longevity and youth as exposed to experience, but Lorimer feels that’s only a positive for the club.
“The thing I like about bringing a boy of his age in, is that with the kids we’ve already got in the midfield, it’s been amazing to keep hold of them for the summer – Bringing in someone of his age, the thing is that they’re going to grow up together,” he said.
Leeds do look as though they will head into next season with a very young side and some of the club’s opponents will see that as a weakness.
However, as Lorimer told BBC Radio Leeds, it suggests that the team isn’t going to change too drastically over the next few seasons if Rosler keeps his job and can keep everyone together.
The biggest positive for a manager who has a set of players where personnel doesn’t really change, is that they learn the ins and outs of each other’s games.
They can read each other and predict what’s going to happen in big games, getting into positions where they can cover for each other or get one step ahead of the opposition in terms of attack.
Leeds should be aiming to be one of the teams competing for a place in the top six and the youthful look of the side is something, which undoubtedly helps them to do that.