Gunnar Halle comments on Leeds fans, admits expectations are 'different again'

Elland Road pitchside

Gunnar Halle believes former club Leeds are 'very positive' after the arrival of Uwe Rosler.

Former Leeds defender Gunnar Halle has told the club's official website that it's 'always nice' to have the Whites over in his native Norway.

Halle, 49, spent three seasons with Leeds as a player, making 83 league appearances for the club before joining nearby Bradford City in 1999.

The Norwegian still has ties to Leeds, having served as Uwe Rosler's assistant manager at both Lillestrom and Viking in Norway. German boss Rosler was appointed Leeds manager earlier this summer, and is looking to at least land a top half finish having seen the Whites languishing in the bottom half of the table last season.

With Leeds playing in Norway on Saturday against Hoffenheim, Halle was asked how it feels to have Leeds over in his home country - and told the club's official website that he knows how different the club's expectations are under Rosler, with fans excited ahead of the new Championship campaign.

"It's always nice to have Leeds coming to Norway, and for the supporters, the expectation is a little bit different again," said Halle. "They are very positive because of the new coach and the new season," He added.

What should Leeds be aiming for this coming season?

After a poor season last term, Leeds fans are certainly expecting better from new manager Rosler - but hopes of a return to the Premier League may be unrealistic.

Rather than bring in Serie B players like last summer, Leeds have instead prioritised signing players with Championship experience this time around, bringing in the likes of Ross Turnbull, Sol Bamba, Tom Adeyemi and Chris Wood.

That change in strategy should help Leeds, and a top half finish is certainly within their capabilities - possibly even higher if Rosler can replicate his success with Brentford and his first season at Wigan.

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