By Harvey Byrne
Garry Monk could be sacked as Leeds manager if they fail to beat Blackburn on Tuesday night – and fans took to Twitter to praise him for selecting a strong team.
Italian publication Isola 24 Sport claimed on Tuesday that owner Massimo Cellino is preparing to axe Monk if the Championship club do not overcome the Lancashire outfit.
Monk, who took charge of Leeds in the summer, made three changes to his side with Chris Wood, Alex Mowatt and Kalvin Phillips making way for Pablo Hernandez, Eunan O’Kane and Stuart Dallas.
Many Leeds fans like the look of the line-up and they expressed their optimism ahead of the Elland Road clash on social media.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
That's more of a Monk formation and has a lot of talent in there. Serious questions need to be asked if we don't get a result tonight #lufc
— Ryan Ingham (@RyanIngham14) September 13, 2016
Do you get the idea Monk has no idea on his strongest team? #lufc
— Al H (@RevAMol) September 13, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) September 13, 2016
— mathew duffy (@duffy_mathew) September 13, 2016
Credit Monk on having the balls to make what look like decent changes there 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #lufc
— Steve Kinsey (@YorkshireDublin) September 13, 2016
That's the selection I know I wanted. Big night for Monk now #lufc
— Ben Dobson (@bendobson21) September 13, 2016
That line up is the best so far this season. Round pegs in round holes, Wood dropped and 2 central midfielders. Win or bust for Monk! #lufc
— Calum Archibald (@calumarchie) September 13, 2016
Leeds currently sit in 22nd in the Championship league table, while Blackburn are holding up the league sat in 24th.
It is claimed that the showdown at Elland Road between the two relegation-placed outfits is “win-at-all-costs” for the former Swansea boss.
It is believed that Monk is under fire at Elland Road after taking just four points from his opening six league matches in charge given Cellino’s history of firing the men in the dugout.
During the Italian businessman’s controversial three-year tenure, Leeds have sacked six managers.
In other Leeds news, Monk has dropped a hint about his future transfer activity in the free agent market.