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Lewis Cook gives his opinion of Uwe Rosler, explains importance of impressing in pre-season

The Leeds United midfielder has discussed Uwe Rosler’s appointment.

Speaking to the official Leeds website, talented teenager Lewis Cook gave his opinion of Uwe Rosler, and highlighted the importance of players having a strong pre-season under a new boss.

The midfielder said: “I’ve met him a couple of times and he seems like a really good guy. Hopefully he can take us into a good season and we’ll see what can happen.

“It [a new manager] pushes everyone before pre-season to get fit and it’s going to be a battle to get into the team, but it should be a good one.”

Cook’s opinion of Rosler seems to be the general consensus amongst the Leeds players and fans, who appear to be expecting big things in the 2015/16 season.

Cook is sure to be a part of that following his breakthrough campaign last term, and the 18-year-old midfielder will need a strong pre-season to establish himself in the first-team under the new head coach.

There is no denying that Cook deserves a starting place judging by his form last term, but Rosler may have other plans if he looks to bring in some midfielders during the transfer window.

Being a young player, there is always a risk that overexposure to first-team football can burn a player out, preventing them from reaching their potential, and Rosler may only want to use Cook as a back-up option to ensure he continues to develop.

The youngster seems to suit Rosler’s style of play, being an all-action midfielder who is strong in the tackle and with a forward-thinking mind, but this could be a season in which Cook takes a back seat for the good of his own future.

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