Rosler says Wood signing changes nothing, Cellino has told him club's Championship target

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The Leeds head coach will be aiming high regardless of the 23-year-old's capture.

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler insists the signing of Leicester City striker Chris Wood changes nothing with regards to the Yorkshire side's Championship target, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Indeed, Rosler says Massimo Cellino gave him the target of a top-10 finish when he arrived at Elland Road and he feels that level of expectation was always going to be there, regardless of the Wood signing.

The German told BBC Radio Leeds: "The expectation has not changed because of one signing. In terms of expectation and the target for next season, it hasn't changed.

"We want to improve from last season. We don't want to be flirting with relegation. We want to finish in the top 10. That is what I got told by the owner (Cellino) and that's what I think is realistic."

Top 10 possible?

So far, all the signs are there that Leeds can have a very stable season indeed. There is always the possibility of things going wrong once the Championship campaign actually begins but there are marked differences from last summer already.

Owner Cellino appears to have genuinely learned and adapted quickly after a chaotic first campaign at Elland Road. The biggest change appears to be the lack of micro-management and the delegation of important tasks.

As such, Leeds have already been able to recruit two forwards, as well as signing Sol Bamba on a permanent deal. If ever the Whites were to reach the top 10, they certainly have a far superior chance compared to this time last year.

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