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Four reasons for Leeds United fans to be optimistic

Leeds United have plenty of work to do to climb up the table but it is not all bad at Elland Road.

Leeds United have not had the best of starts to the new Championship season and they currently find themselves 16th in the table after 10 games played.

This is not what fans of the club expected when Uwe Rosler took charge following the departure of Neil Redfearn, but there are still plenty of reasons for Leeds supporters to be cheerful as they reflect during the latest international break.

A raft of talented young players

Leeds have plenty of young players both in their first-team and currently impressing in the academy, and that in itself should be applauded when so many sides rely on foreign imports to make up the numbers.

Leeds’ youth development is superb and the senior side looks set to benefit from that for years to come, with a core group of stars developing at the same rate and potentially representing the club for the next decade.

A more patient Cellino

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has not always been the most patient of owners but in a recent interview with BBC Radio Leeds he suggested that he was now fully aware of just how long it takes to get back into the top tier of English football – and most importantly what it takes to stay there for the long haul.

With Rosler having his full backing, Leeds look set to benefit from the time their new manager will be given.

Summer signings bonding well

Chris Wood and Stuart Dallas are looking particularly impressive since they arrived at Leeds during the summer but none of the new additions can be branded a ‘flop’ and that has not always been the case under Cellino.

A real show-stopper

The best of the bunch could ultimately be Jordan Botaka who recently signed for Leeds from Dutch club Excelsior.

The 22-year-old winger is a wonderfully talented player with a box of tricks and while his final ball needs work, he could be set to dazzle the Leeds faithful for years to come.

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