By Alex Stevens

Leeds have confirmed that Garry Monk will serve a one-match touchline ban during Saturday’s league clash against Derby, according to a reliable journalist.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay has claimed that he has been told by a member of Monk’s backroom staff that Monk will be in the stands at the weekend.

Hay reported on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning Leeds first-team coach James Beattie told him Monk will not be on the touchline at the iPro Stadium.

This comes after Monk was sent from his dug-out in the closing stages of Leeds’ recent 1-0 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

The Football Association have yet to confirm that Monk has pleaded guilty to a misconduct charge brought against him and will be in the stands at Derby.

Leeds travel to their Championship rivals on Saturday to resume their season after the international break.

Hay stateed in his column in the Yorkshire Evening Post that control of the first team in the fixture will go to assistant manager Pep Clotet.

Referee Keith Stroud ordered Monk from the touchline at City as frustration boiled over towards the end of a Championship game which ended United’s four-match winning streak.

Monk watched the final minutes from a seat behind the away dug-out and looked on as his side failed to level a second-half goal from Bristol City captain Marlon Pack.

The former Swansea boss played down the incident afterwards, saying he was not certain why Stroud had dismissed him and describing his sending off as “not a big problem”.

Leeds followed up their defeat to City by beating Barnsley 2-1 nine days ago to climb into the top half of the Championship for the first time this season.

Monk’s side are 11th in the table after securing their fifth win from six matches in all competition, and their fourth in five league encounters.

In other Leeds team news, Noel Whelan has explained how the players will be affected by Monk’s touchline ban.