By Will Butcher
Hadi Sacko has revealed that he is enjoying the “ambience” at Leeds after a superb start to his Elland Road career.
The winger has been one of the first names on manager Garry Monk’s team sheet this season, after joining the Yorkshire giants from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in the summer.
Sacko, who is expected to start against Derby on Saturday, was quoted by BBC Radio Leeds journalist Adam Pope on his personal Twitter account that the Championship “suits his style of play.”
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) October 13, 2016
Formerly of Bordeaux, Sacko moved to Yorkshire this summer after failing to break into Sporting Lisbon’s first-team set up following his move to Portugal for £1million.
His move to Elland Road has done the 22-year-old no harm though, as he has starred in 12 league and cup appearances for Monk’s men.
Using his electrifying pace and dazzling skill, Sacko has provided two assists and also found the back of the net against high flying Birmingham City.
Now, the France under-20 international will be expected to provide Leeds with an attacking threat on the right of midfield against Derby and newly appointed manager Steve McClaren on Saturday.
A sixth win in seven league and cup matches could see Monk’s side move to within touching distance of the Championship’s top six, but will be up against it as Monk is banned from the touchline.
In other Leeds news, Monk has given this one-word verdict on the Championship table.