Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the squad have to accept that Uwe Rosler is going to make changes throughout the season.
Rosler tweaked his side for the League Cup game against Doncaster Rovers last night and the young defender feels rotation is going to be the key, as the club look to go about securing promotion into the Premier League by the end of the season.
Rosler has done well already this season to improve his squad in a number of key areas, giving himself extra options and preventing the need for more players to perform out of position on a consistent basis.
“There’s a lot of games coming up and some tough fixtures. The manager’s going to use the squad and as players you’ve got to accept that sometimes there’ll be changes,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“It’s not that you don’t want to play in every game but the manager’s got to do what he thinks is right. We have to get as many results and points on the board as possible.”
Professional, not personal, changes
What the squad needs to remember is that the changes taking place between matches and competitions are for professional reasons, designed to keep the side fresh and as effective as possible.
It may be in the back of Rosler’s mind that some players won’t take too kindly to losing their place in the first team, but he can nip any potential issues in the bud by being open and honest with his explanations for making changes.
There has to be rotation because it places a massive strain over any player to perform consistently in his position for every minute of every game in every competition.