Leeds boss Uwe Rosler comments on Doukara, Wood, Adeyemi and Bamba

Uwe Rosler

Uwe Rosler was positive after Leeds United's weekend win over Everton.

Pre-season is supposed to be a time of positivity and Leeds United's weekend win over Everton summed that up nicely for the Whites.

Not only did they see off Premier League opposition in front of a crowd of 17,000, but new signing Chris Wood scored his first goal for the club.

While just a friendly match, Wood needed the minutes just as much as the goal, after a minor injury delayed his pre-season progress.

Head coach Uwe Rosler was impressed with Wood, expressing his delight with his efforts, speaking post-match to BBC Radio Leeds.

"Chris Wood did terrific in the first half. (He was) too isolated, but he earned that goal, he worked very hard. and I'm pleased he's off the mark."

Rosler also had positive words about new permanent signing Sol Bamba who he described as 'massive', in stature and influence, and said of loanee Tom Adeyemi, "He had periods where he was very, very good."

The German believes the trio could form the spine of the team, adding that each of them possess, 'power, pace, and strength', and as such so does the team accordingly.

Rosler also had kind words about a player whose role in the starting line-up is not so certain.

Souleymane Doukara has been filling in on the left wing, with better fortune than Casper Sloth, but his place in the side is at risk amid talk Leeds are close to sealing a deal for Brentford's Stuart Dallas, as reported by SkySports.

Rosler told BBC Radio Leeds: "I think he's doing well, he kept shape. Sometimes I wish he would come in from a wider area to give Chris Wood more options on the ball.

"His application is good, he can play that role, but we are also looking to strengthen in that area."

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