Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler happy with Jordan Botaka's debut

Uwe Rosler

The DR Congo international played his first game for the club against Middlesbrough at the weekend.

For months Leeds United fans begged and pleaded in blogs, on Twitter and in impromptu matchday conferences for the club to bring in some wide midfielders – and now they have.

The club have plenty of options in the winger position now with the arrival of Will Buckley adding to Stuart Dallas and fellow new signing Jordan Botaka.

The DR Congo international arrived at the club from Excelsior Rotterdam this summer and the exciting wide man has Leeds fans excited.

Botaka has had to wait for his chance in the Leeds team. His fitness was not up to scratch upon arrival, due mainly to a trip to Africa for international duty. But after proving himself in the under-21s the 22-year-old made his debut against Middlesbrough last week.

The result was poor, a 3-0 defeat, but Rosler was impressed with Botaka. He told his weekly press conference, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post:

"It was a good solid start and he was happy with himself. He made [Middlesbrough left-back, George] Friend concentrate on his defensive job.

“He has shown what he can offer us. He is confident he can give us the quality we are looking for.”

The prospect now has competition to fight for the right-wing spot, after Buckley’s arrival from Sunderland.

But he appears to have got on the good side of Rosler and he will hope to fend off Buckley for a place in the starting XI against Birmingham City this weekend.

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