TOM HAPPY TO BE UWE’S MAN AGAIN
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.”