By Alex Stevens

Garry Monk has tried to temper expectations ahead of Leeds’ Championship game against Wolves on Saturday.

Wolves are suffering from a terrible run of form that’s seen them drop to 16th in the table, behind Leeds in 14th.

The Midlands club hasn’t won a Championship game since September 24, and has endured a run of three losses and one draw in their last four games.

However, talking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Monk has said that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a great time to play them at Molineux.

“Winning games and momentum is good because it builds that feeling of when you go on to the pitch you are in a probably more confident state than you are when you are not winning games one after another,” Monk said.

“But I think in this league it’s if you turn up on the day. What we have to do is be prepared and be competitive in every single game and you have to go in there believing you can win it and I think we have that – we for sure have that as a group as a mentality.

“But what we have to do is be better, we have to get better, we have to keep improving but we understand the ups and downs.

“Wolves have spent a lot of money, they have got a big squad and it’s always a difficult place to go to but we have to be focused on ourselves.

“We really have to keep focusing on our game, keep staying competitive, go down there determined and put a good performance on.

“We have to respect their strengths which they have got but really try and put our game on the pitch – that’s what I focus on with my team every game.”

A win against Wolves could propel Leeds towards the play-off places if other results go their way.

In other Leeds news, defender Kyle Bartley has said his side must do this after dropping two points against Wigan in midweek.