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Uwe Rosler tries to explain why Leeds do better away from home

Uwe Rosler

The German has been discussing Leeds' form away from home.

When you look at the phenomenal support Leeds United boast at Elland Road, it becomes rather peculiar to see Uwe Rosler's men faring better away from home.

So far this term, United's only victory has come on the road, while their most attacking and convincing football has come away from Yorkshire.

But what's the reasoning behind the trend?

According to the Leeds boss, United's vocal away support is a big factor, so too the pressure on the hosts to try and take the game to their opponents. 

Rosler told reporters at his weekly pre-match press conference: "We can always rely on a very strong support away from home. We always fill our allocations.

"That gives our players a big boost. And, when you go away from home, the pressure to win is on the team that plays at home. That looks like it suits us."

Of course, it's that pressure on the home side that may well be hindering Leeds at Elland Road right now. Rosler was asked whether his players are more relaxed on their travels but seemed to refute that idea.

It may very well be the case, though, and United's reputation as a team everyone wants to beat certainly makes things difficult for them at home.

This should, in theory, all suit Leeds when they face MK Dons today. Beyond that, though, a big step for the Whites' Championship campaign will be to nail down that first home win of the season and follow it up with an impressive run in Yorkshire.

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