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Rosler's Leeds start vs Wigan's first 10 fixtures in 2014/15: Worrying comparison

Is history repeating itself at Leeds United for Uwe Rosler?

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has talked a good game since arriving at the club, but his team are struggling to live up to their promise.

The side sit in just 16th place heading into the international break, one place below where they finished last season.

This is despite backing in the transfer market, and the club largely free of the off field distractions which affected them in 2014/15.

What has to be worrying for the German boss is that Leeds' start is eerily similar to his Wigan Athletic side a year earlier.

We have compared Leeds' start in 2015/16 to Rosler's start at Wigan, with just two points separating the two team's respective records.

  WonDrawnLostGoalsGoals ConcededPoints
Leeds 2 5 3 9 13 11
Wigan 2 3 5 10 12 9

Rosler led each team to just two wins each from a total of 20 attempts, with the difference being his Leeds side drew two matches which Wigan lost.

He has failed to get his Leeds attack to click, and they have scored only nine goals, one less than his Wigan attack managed last season, and his current side have even conceded one more goal.

Like at Leeds, Rosler's season at Wigan was a real disappointment, especially as they had shown promise the year before, leading them to the FA Cup semi-final.

After Leeds' recent defeat to Birmingham City, Rosler told Leeds' official website he was desperately trying to figure out where it was going wrong for the side.

While owner Massimo Cellino gave him the vote of confidence, reported the Yorkshire Evening Post, days ahead of the fixture, Rosler will well know in the back of his mind that if Wigan saw fit to sack him last November with results not improving, the thought could cross the mind of the notoriously trigger-happy Italian in charge of Leeds if form does not pick up.

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