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Rosler says Massimo Cellino is completely aware of the need for time

The Leeds boss says working with such a young squad means a requirement for patience.

Uwe Rosler says the young nature of Leeds United's squad means the Elland Road outfit must be given time to develop, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Time requires patience and that's a quality not often on show within the Yorkshire club last season. That said, Rosler insists owner Massimo Cellino is 'completely aware' of the need for it.

The German is quoted as telling reporters: "When you’re working with probably the youngest squad in the league, you get benefits but you need time as well. Mr Cellino, he’s completely aware of this.

"I’m completely aware of this. We knew on the road there would be defeats but we want to be there in May. For us there is no reason to panic."

There have been the odd rumblings, even in the comments section of HITC Sport, that patience is already running thin with the cautious performances Leeds have so far been producing this season.

Yet, were it not for Cellino and the Leeds owner's history of sacking managers, there probably wouldn't be any semblance of pressure for Rosler - who only just lost his first Championship game of the campaign on Tuesday night.

If Cellino has indeed recognised the need for time and patience, it's nothing but good for all involved, as it appears he will be playing an extended role at the club after executive director Adam Pearson's departure.

But the odd win certainly wouldn't go amiss for Rosler right now - he'll hope United can deliver one at MK Dons this Saturday.

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