Steve Evans clearly does not rate the midfielders Uwe Rosler brought to Leeds

Uwe Rosler

Steve Evans has made it clear which part of the Leeds United squad is lacking.

Steve Evans has worked hard since his arrival at Leeds to build a squad he believes is fit for the club.

He brought in Liam Bridcutt on loan just a month after he was named head coach, and allowed Will Buckley to leave his loan on the same day.

Since then, the transfer window opening has brought Mustapha Carayol in on a loan deal, and Toumani Diagouraga signed permanently from Brentford.

The key factor that holds all these players together is that they are all midfielders, making it clear that Evans was not impressed by the man who was in his job before him.

Uwe Rosler built this squad over the summer transfer window, signing Stuart Dallas and Jordan Botaka, and it was Rosler who also brought in Buckley on loan.

However, they have all struggled at Elland Road, and with Buckley returning to Sunderland and Botaka relegated to Under-21 action, only Dallas can now be considered a success from Rosler’s reign.

Even then, he has not been that effective, and Carayol looks to be a better player than Dallas in his short appearances since arriving at Leeds.

If another winger is signed this month, Evans could realistically name a midfield four of players who were not at the club when Rosler was in charge, and it is clear that the current boss was not impressed by the squad he inherited at Elland Road.

Rosler came away from his job with little positive reputation, and Evans has not taken long to remove remaining traces of the German’s stay at Elland Road.

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