HEAD coach Uwe Rosler believes no team in England has been asked to deal with an early fixture pile-up equal to Leeds United’s.
Leeds will embark on their fourth game in 12 days with tonight’s Championship visit to Bristol City – after which there is scant time for recovery ahead of Saturday’s Elland Road lunchtime league showdown with Sheffield Wednesday.
Similarly, Sunday’s Championship draw at Reading came less than 72 hours after a Capital One Cup clash at Doncaster Rovers that was moved to Thursday evening for broadcasting rights and ultimately went to extra time and penalties.
Rosler is not impressed – but has vowed to soldier on and avoid making “an issue.”
“I find it pretty unfair,” said the Whites head coach .
“There’s not one team in England playing that schedule so early on but we’re coping with it. We have to sacrifice a lot to come through that schedule to give ourselves the best chance of winning games.
“Especially playing between Wednesday and Saturday – it’s tough – one is a home game and one is away so you have to put certain things in place and you have to find certain tactics to try and get the maximum results.
“But I don’t want to make an issue out of it.
“I say what I have to say and then you move on because the more you say about it the more you make it an issue. I don’t want to make it an issue.
“It has to be said I don’t think it helps in any way so we mention it and then we move on. That’s it.”