By Alex Stevens

Hadi Sacko hailed a “great month” for Leeds in the wake of their 2-1 win over Barnsley on Saturday.

Garry Monk’s side secured their fifth victory in six matches, and their fourth from five league encounters, after overcoming their Yorkshire rivals at Elland Road.

Goals from defender Kyle Bartley and playmaker Pablo Hernandez were enough to secure the three points and lift Leeds into the top half of the Championship table for the first time this season.

On-loan Sacko has emerged as a  key member of Leeds’ team during their excellent recent run after leapfrogging the likes of Marcus Antonsson, Kemar Roofe and Alex Mowatt in the forward pecking order at Elland Road.

The winger has started nine of the club’s 11 league matches this season and played 74 minutes on Saturday as Monk’s team climbed into the top half of the Championship table for the first time this season.

Speaking on his personal Twitter account in the aftermath of the win over Barnsley, Sacko hailed a “solid performance to end a great month” and urged the team to maintain its momentum.

Barnsley are still ahead of Leeds in the table on goal difference but Monk’s side are now 11th after increasing their points haul in the campaign to 16.

In other Leeds team news, this is what Sky pundit Ian Holloway predicted ahead of the team’s clash against Barnsley.