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Uwe Rosler bemoans Leeds United fixture schedule

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The Whites shared the spoils with Bristol City last night, after surrendering a two-goal lead late on.

Leeds boss Uwe Rosler has hit out at officials for his side’s busy fixture list and has suggested the Whites have been hard done by, in quotes to BBC Radio Leeds.

Leeds saw a two-goal advantage slip in the dying minutes against Bristol City yesterday and Rosler blamed the collapse on Leeds’ recent busy period.

"Yes, we could manage the game better. Yes we panicked at the end. But that was because the tank was absolutely empty. There comes a point I wouldn't be surprised with someone suing somebody for schedules like this.

"We have to be careful. This is about the health of the players. Four games in ten days – that can't be healthy."

His comments have more than a hint of sour grapes about them and it’s unsurprising, given his team’s surrender.

Regardless of the fixture congestion, the Whites should have seen the game out against a Bristol City side who were also playing their fourth game of the season - albeit with an extra day’s rest.

Rosler went on to suggest that his team had been singled out for a tough run of fixtures, adding:

"We are Leeds. Maybe there are some people who don't like us.”

It’s a strange comment to make but one clearly borne out of his own side’s failure to capitalise on the commanding position they found themselves in last night.

While the Thorp Arch graduates are a huge positive for the club, the youthful nature of the Whites side mean that experience is lacking in situations where it’s needed most, and may need to be addressed before the close of the window if Leeds hope to sustain a serious promotion push.

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