Has Rosler just hinted at another weekend without Sam Byram?

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The Leeds boss has talked up new signing Will Buckley. Does that put more pressure on the out-of-favour star?

Ahead of Leeds United's Championship clash with Birmingham City at Elland Road this weekend, head coach Uwe Rosler has made it his mission to talk up Will Buckley.

The loan signing could be involved against City, the German has explained to the club's official website, and suits United 'perfectly' due to his experience of second-tier football.

But any Buckley involvement - even if only from the bench - will come at a cost to someone.

It surely won't be Stuart Dallas. The summer signing has been in form since moving to Elland Road and has impressed enough to have made the left flank his own.

And Jordan Botaka showed encouraging signs after making his debut against Middlesbrough last week. That already puts Buckley into second choice... so what about Sam Byram?

Due to the fact he is yet to sign a new contract - and the fact his form has dipped for Leeds so far this season - Byram has found himself now out of favour at Elland Road.

Rosler subsequently benched him during the 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough and the 22-year-old didn't leave the bench all game.

If the Leeds boss wants to use Buckley, then, does that leave no place for Byram? A return to right-back is similarly unlikely considering Gaetano Berardi's start to the season.

That might mean another weekend without the United wide man.

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