By Will Butcher

Leeds assistant manager Pep Clotet believes the Yorkshire giants are “making progress” after he oversaw Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Cardiff.

The former Malaga B manager has been at Elland Road for over three months after rejoining manager Garry Monk after their time together at Swansea.

The Spaniard was delighted with Saturday’s performance on his personal Twitter account, as well as claiming that the club are heading in the right direction.

Goals from Chris Wood and Pablo Hernandez secured just a third league win of the season for the Championship outfit, who have now won two games on the trot following a disappointing start to the season.

Rumours began to surround the future of manager Monk with controversial owner Massimo Cellino reportedly willing to wield his managerial axe for the seventh time in three years.

However, two league wins within a week has propelled the side up to 15th place in the Championship table after starting the week in the relegation zone and banished rumours for the time being.

Leeds host Blackburn for the second time in a week at Elland Road on Tuesday night in the third round of the EFL Cup, after Kyle Bartley’s 86th-minute winner gave Monk and Clotet a 2-1 win last week.

A win could see Leeds face the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea or Leicester in the next round.

In other Leeds news, Monk has given an update on this injured star as well as revealing a return date.