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Uwe Rosler explains why he is happy Leeds United are playing Burnley

Rosler believes Leeds playing another big side sets up the Championship season well.

Leeds get their Championship campaign off to a start this weekend against Burnley, and Rosler has told the official club website that playing a big team is a great way to start the season.

He said: “I like the fact that we are playing another top team. I feel that having a home game, with a full house and playing a team that has just come down from the Premier League, is a fantastic opportunity for us to test ourselves as a group of young, emerging players.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to work and test ourselves against opposition like that. I’m not just saying it, I really think that starting against a top team takes a little bit of pressure off us.”

This is certainly a promising approach to take to the game, especially considering it will prove to be a tough challenge.

Despite being relegated from the Premier League last season, and losing some incredibly important players, Burnley are still a strong side.

They are likely to be around the top of the division and in the search for promotion, and if Leeds can get a result against the Clarets, it will prove they can take on the best teams in the league.

Of course, gaining a result will be tricky, but Rosler believes the lack of pressure will ease the job Leeds have to face.

They are not expected to get a result, but if they can utilise all their strength, and a strong atmosphere at Elland Road, the Whites may just be able to get their campaign off to a great start.

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