Leeds United youngster Lewis Walters has told the club’s official website that he’s looking to stay clear of injury as he aims to impress first team boss Uwe Rosler this season.
Walters feels confident that he will get a chance to feature in the Leeds attack, should he keep his head down and work hard in training and with any chances he’s given by the club at any level.
The Championship season is now under three weeks away and Rosler will shortly be formulating an idea of the team he wants to take into the first game against Burnley.
“You always want to try and impress. The main thing for me at the minute is to keep fit and progress that way,” he told leedsunited.com.
“I just want to get through the season. I don’t want to get injured – I can’t do that again. I’ll get the chance to impress if I stay fit.”
“I’ve got to try my hardest and – hopefully – if I do well enough I’ll get my chance.”
Where Walters can take inspiration
Walters can take some inspiration from the way that other younger players have developed through exposure to the first team.
One of the best things about this Leeds United squad is the way younger players are offered opportunities in situations where other clubs will go with a more experienced player or a foreign signing.
The only way that Walters is going to develop and become a better striker for Leeds is through first team exposure and adapting the midfield, which is packed with players who will empathise with the challenge he’s facing and what he’s going through.
If Walters can train hard and get into a good state of fitness then he should at least have the chance to make an impact off of the bench when the new campaign gets underway.