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Uwe Rosler talks up Leeds' change of approach during the international break

The German boss isn't about to rest on his laurels after a good start to the season.

Despite being just one of four teams to make an unbeaten start to the new Championship campaign, it doesn't look like Uwe Rosler is planning to let his team take their foot off the gas any time soon.

Speaking to LUTV ahead of tomorrow's visit of Brentford, the Leeds boss outlined the work that his team got through during the international break, which he is hoping will keep the Whites in ultra competitive condition once the league resumes this weekend.

"I always use the first international break for a little bit of conditioning, to top up a little bit," Rosler said. "Later on in the season, you can't do that. But after five games you can."

Rosler's coaching style has always been typified by his intensity and physical demands, and he assures that his players have been on board with his ideas throughout the break - even if a few of his charges were caught unaware at the start.

"I think it's a little bit of a change of mentality here; I don't think some players expected it," he said. "But they bought in, we explained why we were doing it and they saw our reasons for doing it."

After Rosler's start in terms of results and team performance, it seems only logical that his players were happy to conform to his methods while match action subsided over the fortnight.

A win for Leeds tomorrow at Elland Road would secure back-to-back victories for the first time in the 46-year-old's tenure at the club, and could well take them into a play-off position by the end of the weekend's play.

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