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A Leeds United team Rosler could pick of new signings

Uwe Rosler could pick a team almost entirely made up of new signings at Leeds.

Last summer Leeds United bought more than a whole team's worth of new players.

Yet many were failures, with Adryan flattering to deceive, while Dario del Fabro, Brian Montenegro and Zan Benedicic barely kicking a ball. The least said about mid-season loanee Edgar Cani the better.

This time around it has been more quality over quantity, yet if he wanted to, new head coach Uwe Rosler could field almost a whole XI based on new additions to the squad.

It would mean dropping Marco Silvestri in goal, which would not be a particularly controversial decision given his early mistakes this season.

There would also be debuts, if Rosler picked this line-up, for forward Lee Erwin and loanee Will Buckley.

Leeds could fill eight out of a possible 11 spots with new faces, and field a team which Rosler could be confident about getting a result.


Berardi   Bamba    Cooper    Taylor

Buckley       Adeyemi           Dallas


               Wood       Erwin

What it shows is how attack minded Leeds' summer signings have been, which has also been a nod to the defenders already at the club. Both fullbacks Charlie Taylor and Gaetano Berardi have recently signed new deals, while Liam Cooper only signed from Chesterfield last summer.

Their backline was exposed at the weekend by Middlesbrough however, and if Leeds are to add to their squad, the priority should be adding depth in defence, potentially at centre-back.

Picking the line-up above would mean a lack of space for key midfielders Lewis Cook and Luke Murphy, with Alex Mowatt and Mirco Antenucci out.

Leeds really have strong options now, especially out wide where they really lacked them, and just need Jordan Botaka and Will Buckley to settle and start finding form, and the club could soon be a very different proposition for opponents to deal with.

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