The Football League Paper - - CHRIS DUNLAVY - By Jamie Holt

TOM ADEYEMI ad­mits he is look­ing to play him­self into Leeds’ long-term think­ing af­ter grab­bing his first goal since join­ing on loan from Cardiff City.

De­spite Cardiff bring­ing Adeyemi in for a six-fig­ure fee at the start of last sea­son, the midfielder found him­self out of man­ager Rus­sell Slade’s first-team plans and made just 11 starts.

This sea­son Adeyemi jumped at the chance to join Uwe Rosler at Leeds, hav­ing worked with the man­ager at Brent­ford.

And they seem a match made in heaven, with Adeyemi start­ing all five of Leeds’ Cham­pi­onship games so far, grab­bing his first goal in their win over Derby.

Leeds have a fixed­price op­tion to buy Adeyemi at the end of his loan, and the 23-year-old be­lieves the fu­ture at El­land Road is in safe hands with Rosler steer­ing the ship.

“I’ve got to make sure I get my­self in a po­si­tion where the club are think­ing about me in terms of a long-term propo­si­tion,” Adeyemi said.

“I’m still un­der con­tract with Cardiff and I don’t re­ally know what the thoughts are there, but I’m thor­oughly en­joy­ing my time here. It’s def­i­nitely some­thing I’m think­ing about.

“I played un­der Rosler at Brent­ford and the fact that he wanted me again shows that he be­lieves in me.

“I be­lieve in him in terms of the way he works and the way he does things. I be­lieve he’ll be suc­cess­ful here so I want to be part of it.

“If I was able to achieve pro­mo­tion here at Leeds, that would be un­be­liev­able.

“It would be the pin­na­cle of a lot of our ca­reers.”

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