Dominic Matteo suggests Leeds boss Uwe Rosler needs to improve his use of substitutes

Uwe Rosler

Leeds hero Matteo believes Rosler needs to work on his game management.

Leeds have been struggling in the Championship this season, and club hero Dominic Matteo has suggested to TV Yorkshire that Uwe Rosler must look towards using his substitutes at the right time to ensure performance levels remain at the best level for a full 90 minute game.

He said: “We’ve seen glimpses of 45, 30, 60 minute performances. In this league, you’ve got to be doing it for the whole game. With the depth of the squad, looking at the bench, he [Rosler] needs to use that at the right times.”

Considering the transfer business completed by Leeds over the summer, Rosler does have a fairly strong squad to pick and choose his team from, with real depth in the wing positions, and in midfield when all players are fully fit.

Rosler has shown a willingness to utilise the full depth of his squad during games, but Matteo believes he has yet to master the act of making changes at the right time to benefit his side.

Considering the energetic and fitness draining football that the Whites play, using his full squad is a central part of any success that will be achieved, with the need to keep players fit evident.

However, performance levels are dropping in the second half of games every time Leeds take to the field, showing that the players are struggling to stay at peak fitness, and this is when Rosler should be using his substitutes.

But the head coach is not doing that, and it is inevitably costing results, and valuable Championship points.

Considering how experienced Rosler is as a coach, it is a surprise that he is struggling with using his squad to it’s best effect, and Matteo wants to see the head coach change his approach to using substitutes to improve performances and results on the field of play.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch