Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has told the Yorkshire Evening Post about the way he has been urged to play further forward by manager Uwe Rosler.
Cook has accumulated a high number of appearances in Leeds’ midfield because he’s shown a terrific ability to be consistent in the way he controls games in the middle of the pitch.
However, Rosler seems to want to try and get that little bit extra out of him this season, as the club look to get into a position where promotion into the Premier League is possible.
“The gaffer wants me a bit further forward, to try and score more goals and get up with the strikers in attacking phases. I didn’t really know what to do. It was unreal, my best moment,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“I’ll remember the feeling of scoring but I’ll always remember the red card as well. There was good and bad.”
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it
There will be plenty of fans who feel that Cook’s position and role in the current Leeds United setup doesn’t need to be changed.
He’s creating a steady reputation for himself in a midfield position where he’s talented and intelligent enough to be able to shape and influence games.
Urging him to become more attacking risks encouraging to forget about the defensive responsibility he’s shown ever since he came into the first team.
There is a need for Leeds to improve the number of players chipping in with goals, but Cook is arguably one player who doesn’t need to change what he’s about and why he’s been successful.