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Uwe Rosler prepared for marathon season with Leeds United

21 July 2015

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler says his squad are in it for the long haul as they prepare for the upcoming Sky Bet Championship season.

The German replaced Neil Redfearn at the helm back in May, and he has already focused on the standards of fitness required at Elland Road during pre-season. 

Rosler insists he is keen to prepare his players for the entire campaign, and not just their opening game against Burnley on 8th August.

"We’ve been working on more football-specific fitness, around roles and responsibilities for certain positions," he told

“We’ve been working on team shape and more speed-orientated exercises.

“Now is the time – three weeks before kick-off – where we have to go from a diesel engine to a Ferrari engine. We have to train on that, that’s what we’ve been focusing on.

“We’re not only preparing for the Burnley game, we’re preparing for 10 months. The Burnley game is a very important one but it’s not our last game. We have to understand that we have to be where we want to be in May 2016.

“For that, we have to prepare for a marathon. We’re not preparing for a sprint.”

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