By Harvey Byrne

Garry Monk has stated on Twitter that he was “disappointed with the outcome” after his Leeds side fell to a 2-0 defeat against Newcastle on Sunday evening.

The Yorkshire giants succumbed to the Championship’s top club at Elland Road, which saw Dwight Gayle score two goals as his side secured all three points.

It is a result which has left Leeds in seventh place and one point from the play-offs and Monk has stated on his personal Twitter account that his side are “now determined to show a reaction next weekend.”

Monk, 37, took over the Championship big hitters in the summer and has so far led the side in 21 competitive fixtures with a return of 10 victories, four draws and seven losses.

Leeds have not played in England’s top flight since 2004 after finishing 19th in the Premier League under then manager Eddie Gray.

It has been a long and hard 12 years for the club having also spent three seasons in England’s third tier and the closest they’ve come to a return to the Premier League was in 2006 when they lost 3-0 to Watford in the Championship play-off final.

However, under Monk the club has seemingly been injected with a new lease of life and supporters will be keen to see their side up alongside the country’s biggest teams once again.

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