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Berardi: United targeting Championship play offs

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi says the team can achieve a top six finish in the Championship this season, provided they work as hard as they have done during their pre-season training camp in Austria.

The left back made 22 appearances as United avoided relegation during a difficult season.

Now, under German manager Uwe Rosler, Berardi told Chris Dawkes he is confident the team can improve on last year's finish:


Rosler: Cellino and I are getting on very well

Leeds United Head Coach, Uwe Rosler says he is getting on "very well" with owner, Massimo Cellino.

The German's comments will come as good news to Whites fans, following a turbulent start to their pre-season preparations.

Rosler, who is the fifth coach to take charge of the club under Cellino, is currently overseeing his team's training camp in Kossen, 75km south-west of Salzburg:

Bantams 'fear the worst' over Morais injury blow

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson says he fears the worst after winger Filipe Morais was injured during a pre-season friendly.

Bantams 'fear the worst' over Morais injury blow Credit: Press Association

The Bantams lost 2-1 at Guiseley, but an injury to the Portuguese winger's knee has worried Parkinson more than the result.

In a much-changed Bradford squad for the friendly, nine trialists and five scholars featured in total for Parkinson's side throughout the night.

Monday was a low day down at the training ground given that one of our key players had just got injured.

– Phil Parkinson, Bradford manager

Uwe Rosler discusses Billy Sharpe and Steve Morison after Frankfurt defeat

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler refused to comment on speculation surrounding the future of striker Billy Sharpe after yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Rosler was, however, pleased with the display of Leeds goalscorer Steve Morison adding that he has a role to play for the Elland Road club.


Video highlights: Leeds United 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Leeds United 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in a pre-season friendly between the sides in Austria.

The match was marred by violence between the fans after the final whistle.

Leeds took the lead through Steve Morison in the 26th minute. Johannes Flum equalised for Frankfurt in the second half - who then scored the winning goal with 15 minutes to go through Stefan Reinartz.

Leeds friendly defeat marred by crowd trouble

Leeds United's 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in Salzburg has been marred by crowd trouble.

Riot police were forced to intervene after fighting broke out between rivals fans during the pre-season friendly.

Whites brave heat on pre-season tour

Leeds United players have been training in temperatures of up to 35 degrees to ensure they are in peak physical shape from the new season, which kicks off in just over two weeks time.

Well our sports reporter Chris Dawkes has been to see the players and new head coach Uwe Rosler at their training base 50 miles from Salzburg -a city made famous by a certain 1960's musical:

Watch Calendar all this week to keep up to date with the latest from Leeds United's tour of Austria or follow Chris Dawkes on Twitter.

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