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Leeds United’s Jordan Botaka explains how he needs to adapt to the Championship

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Botaka was signed by Leeds United just before the close of the transfer window.

Botaka could be set to make his debut for Leeds this weekend, but he has told the official club website that there are some key areas in which he needs to improve before making an impact in the Championship.

He said: “Some competitions have more things and I know the Championship does. I have to play quicker, I have to be stronger, I have to be faster – that’s what I’m going to do now. I have to give assists, to score goals, to make sure we win the game and to please the supporters. That’s what I’m working on and that’s what I want to do for Leeds.”

Botaka has been signed to increase the attacking threat in Uwe Rosler’s side, and provide more natural right-sideded wing play if needed.

Sam Byram has been utilised in the right-winger position this season, and although it appears as if his future is set to be in that role, he is still learning how to play an attacking post properly.

Botaka has always played as part of a front three, and he is expected to be a success at Elland Road, even though he is still only 22-years-old.

He is more potential star than established performer, and Botaka has admitted as much. He has never played in the Championship before, and is aware that there are areas of his game that he needs to improve if he is to become a success with Leeds.

If he can fulfil his potential, then the Yorkshire-based club have a player of real talent on their hands, and one who suits Rosler’s set-up perfectly.

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