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Rogers determined to get fit for Leeds United ASAP

Robbie Rogers is desperate to get himself back to full fitness in order to have a real crack at playing professionally in England.

The former Columbus Crew attacking midfielder had a tough start to life with Leeds United, sustaining a severe concussion before breaking his tibia, but he is hoping he can get back to fitness so he can continue developing under new manager Neil Warnock.

"I had a small fracture in my tibia near my ankle. I had one pin put in, and I won't be running (until this week)," he told the Columbus Dispatch.

"The level is definitely different at Leeds. Training is more intense and the pace of the games we have in training are much quicker. It took me a few weeks to get used to it but definitely has helped me improve.

"The manager (Simon Grayson) leaving caught me by surprise, but I think anyone will tell you that's football in England. The new gaffer (Warnock) is very experienced, very charismatic, and I'm looking forward to see what he does this next season. I think the best thing you can do as a professional moving to a new country when there are a lot of changes is to just cruise with everything and work your butt off."

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Andrew Slevison
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