Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that back-to-back games against Reading and Bristol City are a challenge that the side have to deal with.
Leeds face the two difficult away trips following the League Cup trip to Doncaster Rovers tomorrow, as the side look to progress after a positive opening performance to the new Championship season against Burnley.
The game against Doncaster represents a challenge but in terms of the travelling, it’s not as difficult a game as the trips to Reading and Bristol.
“That’s not optimal to be honest. Two away games, back and forward in the country and we don’t have private planes or anything like that. But it’s not a problem, it’s a challenge and we have to deal with it,” Rosler told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Rosler spot on
Leeds are going to be tested in several different ways in terms of fixture congestion and their boss is right to suggest that it’s a challenge that the side just have to deal with.
It won’t be the first time this season that Leeds have to travel for difficult away games and the Christmas and New Year period will be testing for the club in terms of rotation and keeping everyone fit and fresh.
What Leeds have in their favour is the size of the club and the squad, which is backed up by a very good youth system.
There are options if the manager feels he needs to rotate, which should help the side to retain some of the punch and impact they have in key areas of the team.