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