Leeds United's Lewis Cook discusses his role this season, outlines what he wants to improve upon

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The Leeds United youngster wants to keep improving as an all-round midfielder.

Speaking to the official Leeds website, Lewis Cook has outlined his aims for this season, whilst also discussing his role in Uwe Rosler’s team.

He said: “I want to take my time a bit more on the ball this season – not running with it at 100 miles per hour – and I want to score a few goals, that’s my aim. I think my role this season is a bit more dynamic and a bit more attacking. I’ll play anywhere on the pitch.”

Cook broke through into the Leeds team last season, with the 18-year-old proving himself as a Championship level midfielder despite his young age.

He is set to take an even more important role this coming campaign, with Rosler building a midfield around Cook, his fellow youth team star Alex Mowatt, and Luke Murphy.

However, this season, Cook has admitted he will be playing in a more attacking role, as the German boss attempts to bring his high attacking play to Elland Road. All the midfielders need to be able to attack as well as defend, and Cook also wants to improve in front of goal.

The youngster has yet to score a goal for the Whites in 38, and his two assists hardly show an offensive threat.

Obviously, as a defensive midfielder - the position he was trained in - showing attacking threat is not necessary. But if Cook truly intends to become a more all-round midfielder, he needs to ensure he stays true to his words and starts scoring more freely this season.

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