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Confirmed: Winger to hold talks with Monk as Leeds step up plans for next season

By Dominic Toner

Leeds winger Jordan Botaka is set to hold talks with Gary Monk about his role next season, according to a report.

The winger experienced a mixed first season at Elland Road as he made just 10 appearances and struggled for regular match time.

Botaka told Dutch football magazine Voetbal International, as cited by the official Leeds website, that he is eager to make an impression under the new manager.

“I’m going to meet him to talk with him about how he sees my role,” Botaka said. “I want to succeed at Leeds and I want to do something in return for the fans.

“I once sat in the stands and 30,000 fans gave me a standing ovation and shouted my name – I was stunned. It gave me such a huge thrill. The fans are fantastic.”

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The 22 year-old previously spent two seasons at Dutch side SVB Excelsior, where he caught the eye with 11 goals in 73 appearances.

During that time he enjoyed a fine campaign, helping his team gain promotion to the Eredivisie and maintain their top-flight status the following season.

Similarly, the player believes that his current side can mount a serious push towards promotion to the top flight with some new additions and that the club belongs to be there.

Gary Monk has already begun searching to improve the squad as they look to bolster side with hijack signing of Premier League star.