Rosler suggests Leeds formation could be dictated by issue in the transfer market

Uwe Rosler

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has suggested that his side playing three up front could depend on him adding another player to his squad.

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has suggested in the Yorkshire Evening Post that he may not be able to play a three men up front system, if he’s unable to bring a winger in at the club.

Rosler has openly admitted that Leeds have an issue in terms of width in their midfield, which he’s suggested is linked to the way he wants to play in terms of style based on his forward options.

Leeds still have time to draft in an extra signing before the start of the new season and Rosler also has options in his squad he can ask to play a wide role until he addresses that question.

“There are areas where we want to improve. Our financial framework is restricted but we still want to do at least one more thing. In some areas we are very light, especially when you talk about wanting to play with width and three up front,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Charlie Taylor has a big role to play

If Rosler wants to play with three men in attack then Charlie Taylor could find himself under some real pressure to perform.

Rosler can choose to back up three attackers with three men in midfield, which would suggest that it would narrow Leeds in terms of their style.

That places real pressure on the full-back to be the man getting forward to provide the width, but Taylor did well with that responsibility last season.

He’ll also be under pressure to perform, even if Rosler puts four men in midfielder with one of his front free dropping off into a wider positions.

The chances are that it could be someone like Lee Erwin playing a bit wider and Taylor would still be needed to provide support in both an attacking and defensive sense.

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