By Will Butcher
Leeds manager Garry Monk is set to give certain members of his squad 90 minutes for the first time this summer, as his side prepares for two games in 24 hours.
The former Swansea manager will field two mixed sides as The Whites face their non-league feeder club Guiseley on Friday evening, before travelling to Peterborough on Saturday afternoon.
The official Leeds website revealed that Monk will take charge of both games, insisting that neither side will give any indication of what he believes to be the Yorkshire side’s best XI.
The 38-year-old will have to utilise both youth and experience if he is to name two different squads, with a sterner test expected to come against League One promotion hopefuls Peterborough.
“Over here we’re looking to get all of the players 90 minutes,” Monk said. “That’s the most important thing from the physical side of it. It will be good for them to get 90 minutes under their belt.”
“It’s a lot of travelling for the staff but it’s important as they’re two first-team games – I’ll be at both of them. I want to look at all of the players. There are things that we’re working on that I want to see in these two games.”
Monk is expected to give his six new signings their first 90 minutes, as he gives Leeds fans their first peak of his new-look side.
Leeds have spent the last two weeks in Ireland, where they recorded wins against Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers.
New recruits Marcus Antonsson and Hadi Sacko both found the net, with Matt Grimes, Rob Green, Kyle Bartley and Kemar Roofe all pulling on their new jersey for the first time.
In other Leeds news, this experienced Seria A midfielder is open to a move to Elland Road.