By Harvey Byrne
Wigan interim manager Graham Barrow has told that he has a lot of time for Leeds boss Garry Monk and the club ahead of their Sunday afternoon clash.
The Lancashire club are preparing to host their Yorkshire counterparts for the final day of the season with the Latics already relegated, while Leeds can no longer make the play-offs.
Both sides however will be keen to end the campaign in winning ways and take a good result with them into next season.
Now, Barrow has told how the Leeds fans will add to the overall occasion with their fine support and has praised the club and manager Monk in the build-up to the final fixture.
“When the away end is full of supporters it always adds to the atmosphere,” told Barrow to the official Wigan website.
“I’ve got a lot of time for Garry Monk and Leeds football club, and it’s probably not a bad game to play in the sense there’ll be a good atmosphere and it’ll be a reminder to the players that it’s what we’ll want to get back to.”
Leeds’ recent poor form has put an end to any chances of making the top six with there being a 13 goal, goal difference between themselves and Fulham with the Cottagers also three points ahead.
However, Monk will be looking to take all three points to bring an end to what has largely been a successful season for the prestigious club.
It is believed that the manager whose contract is set to expire in the summer will enter talks with the Leeds hierarchy about a new deal after the match and the club will be looking to progress in the next campaign in an attempt to bring their wait for Premier League football to an end.
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