Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has told the Yorkshire Evening Post about the key to his squad adapting to his style of football.
Rosler has had plenty of time to work with his squad and they played well for the majority of their opening Championship game against Burnley.
The German has suggested that his key players staying fresh is important because of the way he wants the team to play, but has implied that will be difficult because of the fact the club has a smaller squad.
“The way I like to play is intense, quick, transition football. For that you need a certain freshness. That means that a natural part of my philosophy is rotating in a sensible way so the team which started against Burnley will most likely not be the same team which starts against Doncaster,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“We have a good squad who give me options but when you see on a match programme, we don’t have the biggest squad – we need a bit of fortune.”
The saving grace for Rosler
The saving grace for the Leeds United manager is the fact that he’s got a very talented youth system available to him.
Leeds have arguably the best academy in the country, which has supplied the first team with good players to use in key positions.
The youth ranks are important because of the fresh options they provide the manager with, which allows him to rest more experienced and more important players so they remain effective during the congested parts of the season.
If Leeds can do some more transfer business before the end of the summer transfer window then fantastic, but the side can cope if that’s not possible.