By Alex Taylor

Leeds manager Gary Monk has taken to Twitter to praise the club’s stadium following a training session at Elland Road.

The new Whites boss expressed his excitement at the players’ performances at the stadium on Wednesday and the facilities at one of Britain’s biggest club.

Monk posted on his personal Twitter account: “Good session at Elland Road today. Great for everyone to familiarise themselves with our superb stadium. #MOT”

The 37-year-old, who had an 20-month spell in charge of Swansea, guided his previous side to top-flight survival in his first season in charge, followed by an eighth-placed finish the following season, with a record points tally.

However, he was sacked last December following a poor run of results that left the club facing a relegation battle. Monk joined the Elland Road outfit this summer to confirm that Steve Evans was the sixth manager to be axed by Massimo Cellino in his two-year reign as owner.

Leeds fans reacted positively to news that their club were pursuing an emerging manager with a creditable Premier League record and will be happy to see the team preparing well as they look to edge closer a move back to the Premier League next season

Elland Road is a prized asset for Leeds and with the capacity to seat 37,900 people it is the 12th largest stadium in England.

In other Leeds news, The Whites are close to announcing their seventh summer signing after owner Massimo Cellino confirmed on Monday that he was in talks with a central midfielder.