Leeds United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1: Rosler praises battling Whites

Uwe Rosler.
Uwe Rosler.
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LEEDS United head coach Uwe Rosler said his glass was “half full, not half empty” after a fourth consecutive draw in the Championship, this time against Saturday lunchtime visitors Sheffield Wednesday.

The two sides had to settle for a share of the spoils with a stunning first half volley from Marco Matias cancelled out by Chris Wood’s tap in just after the hour.

The result means Leeds are still seeking their first win of the season after four consecutive draws but Rosler said he was proud of his side’s start to the season after being handed a nightmare run of fixtures by the Football League.

Today’s assignment was United’s fifth game in 15 days, bad enough without taking into account a Thursday night Capital One Cup trip to Doncaster Rovers that went to extra time and penalties less than three days before a Sunday trip to Reading.

United then had to travel to Bristol City on Wednesday evening - again less than three days before today’s early kick-off.

United now have the relative luxury of a week off before next weekend’s trip to Derby County and Rosler said: “The glass is half full, not half empty. The Football League gave us an unfair schedule and coming out unbeaten is outstanding.

“I’m delighted with my players after four games in nine days.

“Their goal was a wonder goal and we have to accept that. It’s fantastic how we came back.

“From all four games that we have played, this was the last game I was wishing to go 1-0 down. But how can I blame my defenders?

“Other than their goal - a wonder goal - I can’t recall them having another chance.”