By Will Butcher
Andy Couzens has urged Leeds to “bounce back” with all three points on Tuesday against Brentford to keep their promotion hopes alive.
Garry Monk’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to play-off rivals Reading on Saturday evening, as French striker Yann Kermorgant scored the only goal of the game with a first-time effort.
Losing just six of their last 25 games, the Yorkshire giants currently sit in a lofty fifth place and look certain to finish in the top six of the Championship.
Replying to a fan on his personal Twitter account, former Leeds midfielder Couzens called for a reaction on Tuesday but reminded fans how far his old side have come in the space of a year.
#lufc Last 25 games:
— Tommo (@LUFC1992) April 2, 2017
It's not bad with that stat still need to bounce back on Tuesday.. let's just remember where we were last year to this!! https://t.co/Q817hwPlrS
— andy couzens (@andycuz23) April 2, 2017
Leeds’ run of eight unbeaten matches came to an end at the Madjeski Stadium in front of the television cameras, as Reading leapfrogged Monk’s men into fourth with a 1-0 win.
In what is a minor blip, former Swansea boss Monk will be hoping to see a reaction on Tuesday against Dean Smith’s men at Griffin Park.
Three points could see the former Champions League side re-assume their place in fourth if Reading lose to relegation strugglers Blackburn at home.
As well as spells with Blackpool and Carlisle, academy product Couzens made 37 appearances for Leeds between 1993 and 1997.
In other Leeds news, Monk is expected to make two changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Reading.