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Why Uwe Rosler should make Sol Bamba his Leeds United captain

Sol Bamba could be a very good choice as Leeds United captain for next season.

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has already overseen three very good signings at the club in the form of Charlie Horton, Lee Erwin and Sol Bamba.

He’s addressed key areas of the squad and if the trend continues, the squad will be in much better shape by the time the first Championship game of next season against Burnley, comes around in August.

One of the decisions that Rosler is yet to make is who will be his captain for next season and there are a number of reasons it should be his latest signing; defender Sol Bamba.


Bamba showed last season during a brief loan spell with Leeds that he is a leader in the side.

He’s got a very up front and positive personality and it’s evident in matches that he’s always look to be the General on the pitch.

He’s also got the character which complements the youngsters in the Leeds United side, which is significant because there are plenty of younger players currently making strides at the club.

Bamba is the sort of player who can guide the youngsters as well as ensuring that heads don’t drop during those games where things don’t always go as planned.


Bamba’s position as a centre back is also significant.

He plays in an area of the team where he can see things developing in front of him and he can get instructions to the team further forward, based on what he sees.

He’s also well placed to ensure the club’s backline retains its shape whether Leeds have pressed higher up the pitch or whether the side is forced to drop deep and is under real pressure.

He can also provide a useful threat at set pieces on the rare occasions he goes forward.

What’s most important for Rosler is that his captain is reliable and someone in a good position to get the most out of the team and to ensure that the game plan is followed. Bamba ticks all of those boxes.

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