Leeds United youngster Charlie Taylor has hinted on the club’s website that the closeness of the squad will help everyone hit the ground running ahead of the new season.
It’s been a long time since Leeds played their last competitive game of last season and while appreciative of the rest, Taylor appears keen meet up with the rest of the squad and get back into action as quickly as possible.
“It’s been enjoyable to have a few weeks off, get away, relax and just get your legs back after a tough season,” he told leedsunited.com.
“I went away with Sam (Byram) and Alex (Mowatt) but haven’t had chance to see many of the others. It’s a tight group of lads, it’s good fun each day and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.”
Rosler must use team spirit to the club’s advantage
The team spirit at Leeds has developed for a number of reasons.
It’s likely to do with the adversity the side has gone through away from the pitch in the recent past and the fact that the majority of the younger players currently in the first team have all grown up together.
Rosler can play on that and use it to the side’s advantage next season, in matches where Leeds are going up against supposedly higher quality opponents or in local derby games.
There should be a genuine enthusiasm in pre-season training as everyone looks to get back to full fitness, with mini-competitions between each of the players as they look to get one over on close friends.
It’s a healthy competition and something which should help the side have a spring in their step by the time that first competitive game comes around in August.