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Leeds United boss Rosler picks out influential star Sam Byram for praise after pre-season contest

Uwe Rosler was impressed by Sam Byram's performance for Leeds United against York City.

Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler picked out Sam Byram for praise after the club's pre-season draw with York City.

Speaking to LUTV, Rosler hinted he was very happy with Byram's performance in midfield, a position in which he ended the season.

Byram scored Leeds United's goal in the draw, heading in from an Alex Mowatt cross midway through the first half.

Rosler told LUTV: "He looks very good, he scored a goal, he could have had a couple more.

"He was very influential in our forward play."

Byram was only played in midfield last season by Neil Redfearn due to a dearth of wingers in the squad, but excelled, providing an instant solution for a weakness in the side.

Leeds have so far failed to buy any wingers, despite some impressive transfer business, leaving Byram as the best option available.

His performance against York City carried on where he left off, and clearly he has won the faith of new head coach Uwe Rosler early on.

Rosler went onto praise Byram's link up play with defender Gaetano Berardi, who he described as 'energetic'.

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