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Sol Bamba outlines Leeds United’s aims for this season

The Leeds captain wants to do better than last season, whilst being aware that the squad is very young.

Bamba was exceptional in the opening day draw between Leeds and Burnley, and he has told the official club website what the club hope to achieve this season.

He said: “We want to do better than last year. We have to be realistic – we’ve got a good squad but it is young and only the second year in the Championship. We definitely want to do better than last year and we’ll see where that takes us. It’s definitely more settled now.”

It is true that off the pitch Leeds are starting to look like a well run football club for the first time in a number of years, and on pitch performances are seemingly benefitting.

The 1-1 draw with Burnley was a hugely respectable result, with the recently relegated Premier League side being held by the Whites’ young team.

The likes of Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor impressed in the game, coming up against players with top flight experience and international caps, and although they were at home, a 1-1 draw would be more than most fans expected.

Bamba was a rock in the back-line for Leeds, continuing his good form from last season, and he wants to see the club continue with the kind of performance that was put in against the Clarets.

He has admitted that the club want to do better than last year - a given, since they finished in 15th place - but is well aware that their squad is very young in comparison to the league average, despite being pretty stocked in quality.

It promises to be an intriguing season for Leeds, and the opening day draw with Burnley looks to have shown that the club can compete with the best in their search for a top finish in the Championship.

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