By Tom Blackburn
Pep Clotet has praised the improvements shown by the Leeds squad during their pre-season tour of Ireland, but has promised there is more hard work ahead.
Leeds finished their tour with a 3-0 win over Shamrock Rover on Saturday, and they are now less than a month away from their Championship opener against QPR on August 7th.
Clotet recently joined the Yorkshire set up under the new management of Garry Monk, a reunion from when the pair worked at Swansea and he tweeted this message to Leeds fans.
Pleased with the improvement seen in Ireland. Time to rest before returning for more hard work in a couple of days👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/Zqej2DRBLN
— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) July 17, 2016
During the win, new striker £2million signing Marcus Antonsson scored a brace including a seventh minute opener with what Leeds’ official website described a ‘calm finish’.
Monk signed Antonsson from Swedish outfit Kalmar FF, with the obvious intention being goals and knowing that Leeds only managed to find the back of the net 50 times in 46 games last season.
He is one of six signings made by Monk during the transfer window with Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Rob Green, Hadi Sakho and Kemar Roofe all arriving.
Their business in the market appears to be unfinished though, with Monk remaining in the market for a centre-back and on Sunday they were linked with Northern Ireland defender Alex Pearce.
In other Leeds news, their new signing has said he wants to elbow a regular out of the team.