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Robbie Blake thinks Massimo Cellino has learnt a key lesson at Leeds

Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake feels the club's owner has given his full backing to manager Uwe Rosler, with regards to transfers.

Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake told talkSPORT that he feels the club’s owner Massimo Cellino has fully backed manager Uwe Rosler so far this summer.

Blake suggested that the permanent arrivals of Sol Bamba and striker Chris Wood at the club, are examples that Rosler is being given the tools to significantly move the side forward over the next 12 months.

“You never know – You see teams like Brentford, who have great recruitment, you need a chairman who backs the manager to bring his players in and I think he has,” he told talkSPORT.

“I think Bamba in defence is a good signing and Wood provides that experience up front, coupled with the younger players, they’ve got a real good blend and I can see them having a good season.”

Has Cellino finally learnt his lesson?

The theme with the signings Rosler has made this summer is that they are predominantly British or have experience of having played football in the UK.

They are also on the younger side, which suggests there is an intention from Leeds to keep their current squad together, allowing them to gel and develop together over a number of years.

Most importantly, the signings have the characteristics to fit into Rosler’s brand rather than players coming in he hasn’t specifically asked for.

The club have also done very well to hang onto their best young players who form the spine of the team and they will give the club a solid structure, which makes it easier for them to move forward with a strong feeling of continuity.

The new signings do create a bit of pressure for Rosler because they are players he has requested, but if they fulfil the potential that he feels they have then there shouldn’t be any serious problems.

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