By Amir Mir

Stan Collymore believes the reason why Leeds are four points off the play-offs this season is because they have “an excellent young football man” in manager Garry Monk.

The Yorkshire club registered their fifth victory in six games on Saturday, and their fourth in five Championship encounters, when they beat neighbours Barnsley 2-1 at Elland Road.

Former Premier League manager Monk took charge of the Yorkshire giants in the summer and was handed the task of helping the club reach the top-tier of English football for the first time in 12 years.

Broadcaster Collymore hailed the 37-year-old’s work so far at the club, despite having to work under controversial owner Massimo Cellino, who has sacked six managers since his takeover in 2014.

“Finally they got an excellent young football man involved who wants to wash away the stench of Mickey Mouse ownership. Monk is 👌🏻,” Collymore wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Here is a Leeds supporter stating his club’s position so far this season and Collymore’s response:

Leeds currently sit in 11th place with 16 points from their 11 games, despite picking up only one point in their opening three games of the campaign.

Monk’s side will travel to Derby on October 15 after the international break, as they aim to pick up their sixth win of the season.

The Rams are 20th in the table with ten points from 11 games and have suspended their manager Nigel Pearson.

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