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Millwall boss expecting Leeds to become more settled now hectic and testing transfer window has closed

Millwall manager Gary Rowett is expecting the task facing new Leeds boss Daniel Farke to be slightly easier now that the summer transfer window has closed.

The two clubs face each other on Sunday at The Den.

Leeds are adjusting to losing their Premier League status and there has been plenty of player movement with Tyler Adams joining Bournemouth, Rodrigo transferring to Al-Rayyan and a heavy amount of loan exits for the likes of Robin Koch, Max Wober, Luis Sinisterra, Jack Harrison, Rasmus Kristensen and Marc Roca.

Wilfried Gnonto had also wanted to quit but United dug in to keep the Italian teenager.

“At that type of club there is a lot of speculation and a lot of talk about different players and where they might be going and playing,” Rowett told the South London Press. “There is always that little bit of uncertainty. You need the window to close to settle down – it’s very, very important.

“They have got very good players and a good manager in Daniel (Farke), I really like him and think he’s done a really good job, certainly at Norwich. I think he’ll do a really good job there.

“It will take a little bit of time for it to settle down for them but every game from now on in is that game where you want to see that more settled performance if you’re Leeds manager.

“It will be a tough game – but a tough game for them coming to The Den, also.

“There are always teams that you don’t know what is going on behind the scenes. There are probably going to be four or five players who don’t want to play in the Championship, or at least that is their initial thought.

“It’s not easy as a manager – because what you see is not always what is going on behind the scenes. It is unsettling and hard to get an organised team, very quickly, that is all motivated to do well. I’m sure the window shutting will give Daniel that opportunity now.

“They are like us, a couple of results and you’re right in the mix. We’re one win away from the top six, it is early stages and you’re more wanting to get the consistency of performance rather than the points. Look at the Bristol game, we lose it in the last minute and get nothing from the game. We could’ve easily scored in the last minute and got the three points. Does that mean we played well? Not really. That’s the more important bit, at this stage.”

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