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Leeds United: Stuart Rayner claims there’s now a good dynamic within the squad

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The Yorkshire Post’s chief football writer Stuart Rayner has been speaking on the FootballTalk Podcast about what has created a good dynamic within this new-look Leeds United squad.

Compared to the second half of last season under Jesse Marsch, the form and style of play that Leeds are currently putting on show for their loyal fans is night and day as they remain unbeaten this campaign.

Last season it took a final day victory – only the fourth one of Marsch’s tenure – to secure their Premier League status, but with seven new signings having arrived to help the American put his stamp on the way Leeds are going to play football, the club appear to be reaping the rewards.

Rayner believes that Marsch’s ability to get the old guard and players that were liked by Marcelo Bielsa on board buying into his methods is creating a good dynamic at Elland Road.

He said: “It seems like the Bielsa players have really been sold on Jesse Marsch as well, because you could understand it – I mean, most of them owed their careers to Bielsa, so they were in thrall to him as a lot of supporters were, you could understand why a new man could come in and it just wouldn’t be the same and they just wouldn’t buy into it.

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“But they genuinely do seem to be as behind Marsch as the guys like Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams are, which has created a really good dynamic.”

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It certainly wasn’t an easy job for anyone to follow Bielsa, who was worshipped and adored by almost every single Leeds fan for what he did during his time at the club – let alone a manager with no experience in English football.

However, once provided with sufficient backing and players that he knew could get his system and tactics working, Marsch has managed to turn things around, and once again, the mood appears to be great at Elland Road.

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After their impressive win against Chelsea, a lot of teams and managers will have sat up and taken notice of Leeds, their dangers and how they play, so the crucial thing now is that Marsch doesn’t rest on his laurels and keeps trying to develop a very energetic side that’s leading the league in pressures (FBref).

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