Marco Silvestri admits Leeds can 'improve a lot', explains why he feels 'positive'

Leeds' Marco Silvestri has admitted he feels positive ahead of the new Championship season.

Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has told the Leeds official website that he is feeling positive ahead of the new season after a 'very good' pre-season.

The Italian goalkeeper, who arrived from Chievo last summer, established himself as Leeds' first choice goalkeeper over the course of last term, playing 43 games for the Whites in a promising debut season in English football.

The 24-year-old now enters his second season with new competition in recently-signed Ross Turnbull, but is still likely to start the campaign between the sticks under new boss Uwe Rosler.

With pre-season friendlies almost over, the attention is now turning to the opening game of the season against relegated Burnley, and Silvestri has told the club's official website that he is 'positive' ahead of the new campaign - because he has seen how good the Leeds side is during training sessions.

"I think it’s been a very good pre-season for us," said Silvestri. "We have played difficult matches against very good teams – Hoffenheim and Frankfurt were the best. We lost but I think that we have played very well. We can improve a lot more and we will work hard."

"Everyone has been giving 100% in training every day. Now we are ready for the season. I’m positive because I’ve seen the team every day. I think we have a very good team this year. We know the Championship is hard but we will try," he added.

How high can Leeds finish this season?

Rosler's squad now looks to be strong, with the likes of Sol Bamba, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Chris Wood bound to be integral figures in the Leeds side during the upcoming season.

Another winger is certainly needed if Rosler intends to play a 4-3-3 system, but Leeds look to be in good shape - and fans will be hoping for a play-off push this season.

A top half finish is certainly achievable for the Whites, and if Rosler can replicate his success with Brentford, the top six may be a real possibility for Leeds.

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