Leeds United: Rosler reveals main source of early season regret

Uwe Rosler.
Uwe Rosler.
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Uwe Rosler has revealed that his main source of regret in the opening few months of the season has been the exit of a valued colleague and friend in executive director Adam Pearson.

He admits his departure hit him hard, while also impacting on the time he would like to ideally spend on the training ground.

Speaking on Radio Leeds, Rosler, added: “It hit me a little bit out of the blue.

“I always said I see myself best when I can concentrate on my players and on my coaching and working at the training ground and concentrating on the key members of staff and having an input in recruitment.

“The rest was left more or less to Adam, which I was very comfortable with. Now when Adam is not there, there are more questions to me in certain areas and I have to go to the owner for things I don’t want to.”

Charlie Horton is likely to be back-up keeper to Marco Silvestri on the bench tomorrow, with Ross Turnbull out for a lengthy spell with an ankle problem.

Rosler says that he is comfortable with the situation in the short-term, but says a move for a more experienced no.2 keeper is on the cards.

Rosler, who has confirmed that Gaetano Baeardi and Chris Wood are ‘ready to go’ for this weekend’s game, said: “I think we have to bring in somebody else.

“Nothing has changed in the rankings of our goalkeepers and number three is Charlie and he was signed for another development phase of his career and getting regular game time in the under-21s.

“I don’t think we do Charlie any favours whatsoever when we have him on the bench over the long term. A couple of games is no problem whatsoever.”