Leeds United host Burton Albion on Saturday looking to preserve their unbeaten start to the new Championship season.
Thomas Christiansen’s side began the campaign with a 3-2 victory at Bolton Wanderers but could then only muster back-to-back 0-0 draws at home to Preston North End and Fulham respectively, although they have since produced the goods away from Elland Road.
The Yorkshire giants comfortably saw off former boss Simon Grayson’s Sunderland 2-0 before earning the same result a week later against Nottingham Forest – a start to the season which leaves them third in the division, and one of just two sides (Cardiff City being the other) to remain unbeaten in the league.
And Leeds have been busy again in recent times, as the club have today announced on their official website the signing of young forward Oliver Sarkic on loan until December 31.
The 20-year-old will link up with the Under-23 squad at Elland Road in what is set to be his first spell in English football, but the move itself is another indication of the hugely positive outlook there is at Leeds United, be it terms of the present and indeed the future.
Obviously, the first team have taken it up a level in the last 12 months by recording their highest finishing position since 2011 last term, ending up seventh in the division, and they’ve began this campaign in similar and if not better form than last time round.
New boss Christiansen appears to have breathed new life into a club that ended last term in a wretched run of form, and they again appear to be in a position to challenge for promotion to the Premier League this term.
But it’s not just the present. The club have done well this summer to bring promising young talent to the Yorkshire outfit in a bid to set themselves up for the future as well.
New signing Sarkic joins the likes of Alejandro Machuca and Adrian Balboa in teaming up with the Under-23 side, while the highly-rated Barcelona duo of Oriol Rey and Kun Temenuzhkov have also made the move to Yorkshire.
And although the results haven’t quite been there for the development team this term so far, it’s a clear indication that not only is the present of concern for the Leeds hierarchy, but they are also getting themselves ready for a successful future.
And another promising signing through the door only highlights how bright the outlook is at Elland Road.