By Amir Mir

Eunan O’Kane has stated his relationship with Leeds manager Garry Monk has gone from “strength to strength” since he joined the club in the summer.

Midfielder O’Kane signed from Premier League outfit Bournemouth in the summer transfer window, where he has established himself as a key member of the Championship side.

The Irish-born player played the full 90 minutes against Wigan on Tuesday night, as the Yorkshire club conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 against the visitors.

Despite the disappointment in midweek, O’Kane provided a positive assessment of his club manager Monk and detailed the talks they held when he signed.

“He is very good; can’t say anything else, can I?” O’Kane told Yorkshire TV, as quoted by Inside Futbol.

“The gaffer has been excellent, he brought me in and we had quite a long conversation on the role he sees me playing in, what he wanted from me and I think our relationship has gone from strength to strength.

“I can’t say a bad word about him.”

Known for his impressive engine, O’Kane has played eight games in all competitions this term, supplying one assist.

The late draw against relegation threatened Wigan leaves Leeds three points adrift of the Championship playoffs, in 13th place.

A win against Walter Zenga’s Wolves on Saturday could see Leeds move to within touching distance of sixth placed Bristol City, if results go their way.

In other Leeds team news, the club’s summer signing has stated why he was only interested in joining Leeds during the transfer window.