By Amir Mir
Danny Mills has stated that the “future is bright” for Leeds under manager Garry Monk as they look to avoid an upset against non-league side Sutton United in the FA Cup.
BT Sport pundit Mills hailed the job the former Premier League manager has done at Elland Road as the Whites are currently drawing 0-0 with the Imps going into the half time break.
Monk took charge of the Championship team in the summer and has lead the Yorkshire club to promotion hopefuls within six months.
In recent seasons, they have struggled in mid-table or prior to that dropped down to League One following their relegation from the Premier League in 2004.
Now, they are looking a force in the second tier of English football and this is what Mills had to say about his former side prior to their FA Cup clash against Sutton.
“You have to remember, Garry was under a bit of pressure himself early part of the season,” Mills told BT Sport.
“New owners have come in, the club now looks stable on a boardroom level. Garry has done a fantastic job with the players on the pitch, great team, young manager and young squad. The future is bright.”
Leeds are currently fourth in the second tier on 51 points from 28 league games, having won 16 of their matches this season.
They narrowly beat League Two outfit Cambridge to progress through to this round of the competition as they now hope to go a step further.
After their FA Cup clash, the Whites will travel to Lancashire to take on Owen Coyle’s struggling Blackburn side at the start of next month.
They will then take on fellow Yorkshire rival Huddersfield four days later as they hope to win the bragging rights against the fifth-placed side.
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