John Sheridan highlights impressive aspect of Rosler's youth policy

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Former Leeds United midfielder John Sheridan says he's most excited about watching Lewis Cook develop at the club.

Former Leeds United midfielder John Sheridan told Radio Yorkshire that he’s excited about the way younger players are being used by Uwe Rosler.

Sheridan named midfielder Lewis Cook as the player he’s been most excited by in the current setup, but suggested that it was encouraging that Rosler is looking to make the youngsters at the club a core feature of his team.

“The one player I am excited about is Lewis Cook, he’s got a really good future and the good thing about Leeds is that they are giving one or two players an opportunity to have a settled place in the side,” he told Radio Yorkshire.

Why the youngsters are so important at Leeds

The younger players at Leeds are important for a variety of reasons, but mainly because they give Rosler fresh options in terms of team selection.

They give him the option of being able to make changes with confidence in key areas, knowing that the players coming in are already of a high standard.

The youngsters also mean that the identity of the football club and that important relationship with the club’s fans is protected.

It’s difficult for any manager to get the most out of his team is he doesn’t feel there is a strong bond and connection between his players and the fans, who are the group that need to provide that telling support throughout a campaign.

Hopefully the younger players will keep on coming for Leeds and hopefully they can play a big part in the club’s progression.

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