Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler holds no doubt that the arrival of midfielder Tom Adeyemi is a positive signing by the club, as he spoke to the club’s official website.
Rosler has praised the experience and attitude of the club’s new signing, as the club continue their preparations for the new season.
There was a need for Rosler to add another body into the middle of his team following the departure of Rudy Austin and the injury to Luke Murphy and hopefully the on loan Cardiff player will turn out to be a real success.
“What excites me with him is that he has a lot of experience – he’s started over 150 games in the Football League and has played regular football for many years,” Rosler told leedsunited.com.
“He has a very good attitude – he wants to learn and he wants to listen. That’s all we can ask for.”
How should Rosler use Adeyemi?
Rosler has plenty of central midfield boxes ticked at Leeds with the likes of Lewis Cook controlling the pace of the team’s play, with Alex Mowatt further forward providing a goal threat in behind the striker.
Therefore, Rosler may initially choose to slot Adeyemi into that key role between defence and midfield, with an emphasis for him to flood forward and provide an extra attacking option on the occasions Leeds are on top in games.
What they really need is a heavy presence in the middle of the team and someone who is not only going to play sensible football, but someone who will also let the opposition know he’s there, protecting his teammates.
Whether Adeyemi does enough to earn a long term stay at Leeds remains to be seen, but he’s got a real and clear opportunity to settle down and make an impression.