By Alex Stevens

Noel Whelan has claimed Leeds got in “great areas” in their defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night and were unfortunate that their winning run came to an end.

Garry Monk’s side lost 1-0 in the Championship clash at Ashton Gate after winning four consecutive matches in all competitions.

City’s third win in a row moved them up to fifth in the Championship while Leeds have dropped to 14th in the table.

The Yorkshire giants were undone by a second-half goal from City midfielder Marlon Pack.

The 2,000-plus army of travelling Leeds fans were furious that playmaker Pablo Hernandez was fouled in the lead up to the winner.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan, speaking to BBC Radio Leeds as a summariser, gave his view on the result in the aftermath of the match

He said: “We just weren’t clinical enough. They got themselves in great areas but couldn’t do anything with it.

“The Hernandez one was quite infuriating to Garry Monk, it looked like a foul.

“It was not a step backwards, they played relatively well this evening. They responded well, very positive.”

Manager Monk was sent to the stands in the 88th minute as he lost his cool in a disagreement with the match officials.

Leeds had travelled to City seeking a fifth consecutive win after league victories over Blackburn, Cardiff and Ipswich were supplemented by a League Cup triumph over Blackburn.

Monk’s side began the day 12th in the Championship and would have climbed into the top half if they had won at Ashton Gate.

In other Leeds team news, the club have suffered a blow as a senior star has been ruled out for another three weeks.