Eight new players in Leeds squad as Monk steps up overhaul
By Will Butcher
Garry Monk has called up eight new players in the 24-man Leeds squad for the club’s Ireland training camp.
Most notably, new signings Marcus Antonsson and Swansea loanee Kyle Bartley are both included for the first time.
The report on Leeds’ official website also states that Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 star Stuart Dallas has not been included as he is recovering from playing in France.
The former Swansea manager has also called up six youngsters in Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Tyler Denton, Ronaldo Vieira, Eoghan Stokes, Alex Purver and Paul McKay.
Sporting Lisbon striker Hadi Sacko has not been named in the 24-man squad, but was pictured in assistant manager Pep Clotet’s tweet of the squad on Sunday night. The Frenchman has been linked with a loan move to Elland Road.
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— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) July 3, 2016
Garry Monk’s new side are scheduled to play two friendly matches while in Ireland, taking on Shelbourne on 13 July before playing against Shamrock Rovers on 16 July.
Here is the 24-man Leeds squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Marco Silvestri, Ross Turnbull, Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Defenders: Sol Bamba, Kyle Bartley, Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper, Lewie Coyle, Tyler Denton, Paul McKay, Charlie Taylor.
Midfielders: Jordan Botaka, Lewis Cook, Toumani Diagouraga, Alex Mowatt, Luke Murphy, Kalvin Phillips, Alex Purver, Ronaldo Vieira.
Strikers: Marcus Antonsson, Souleymane Doukara, Lee Erwin, Eoghan Stokes, Chris Wood.
In other Leeds news, Monk could move for this Euro 2016 free agent.