By Will Butcher

Leeds’ first team coach James Beattie has called on the Whites to improve after their win against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The Yorkshire giants have had a poor start to the season, despite producing a fantastic display during Saturday’s lunchtime match against Sheffield Wednesday, which saw them run out 2-0 winners at Hillsborough.

Beattie posted on his personal Twitter account that Leeds are in need of hard work and improvements.

The Whites began the Championship campaign with a dismal 3-0 loss to QPR, before edging past League One side Fleetwood Town on penalties.

They then lost their second straight Championship game to Birmingham at Elland Road, and rumours started circulating that Garry Monk’s position was under threat.

A sublime overhead kick from Chris Wood saved Monk’s blushes on Tuesday night, as Leeds salvaged a 1-1 draw in the dying embers of their match against Fulham.

The emphatic win against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday has taken the pressure off the Whites, but Beattie is keen to work on building the momentum.

Former England international Beattie joined the Whites in July, after working under new manager Garry Monk and his assistant Pep Clotet as a coach at Swansea.

Leeds’ next encounter comes in the second round of the EFL Cup as they travel to newly promoted Luton Town on Tuesday.

In other Leeds news, the agent of this South Africa international has declared that he is desperate to move to a big European club amid interest from the Whites.