By Russell Edge

7th Nov, 2017 | 5:40pm

Christiansen makes bold claim about his Leeds future after Brentford defeat

By Russell Edge

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen has said he hopes his side have learned their lesson as he expects to remain as manager despite their abysmal run of form.

The Whites have suffered seven defeats in their last nine league games, including the 3-1 loss to Brentford, which has seen them topple from league leaders to 10th place in the Championship.

Dubbed as potential title contenders after their bright start to the campaign, they now sit 12 points adrift of table toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers, and are three points off Aston Villa in the final play off spot.

However, Christiansen boldly insists he is set to keep his place in the dugout for the club’s next clash, which sees a return for former Leeds boss Garry Monk as he takes his Middlesbrough side to Elland Road, and says he is proud of his side’s reaction to the defeat to the Bees last time out.

Asked if he expected to remain as manager at the club, he told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Yes.

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“I will take with me the strength the team had to raise their game and come back in making the equaliser and also making the possibility to take the win.

“We started late in several situations and they have a good team who play fast.

“But we need to learn from that and I believe that the lesson was learned.

“We need to work on the mentality and everything and we can analyse also especially the first half.”

Leeds’ last win came four matches ago when they managed to pick up a 3-0 win away to Bristol City, but they have a tough run of fixtures coming up, including a visit to Molineux to take on Wolves after their clash with Boro.

In other Leeds United news, the club have been handed a major boost for when they host Monk’s side.

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