Ex-Leeds manager explains what will have stunned club's summer signings
By Alex Stevens
Ex-Leeds manager Kevin Blackwell has claimed some of the new signings will have been taken aback by the size of the club.
The Yorkshire giants bought 11 senior players during the summer in a major overhaul of the playing squad.
Marcus Antonsson, Robert Green, Kemar Roofe, Luke Ayling, Liam Bridcutt, Eunan O’Kane all moved to the West Yorkshire outfit on permanent contracts in the summer.
Kyle Bartley, Hadi Sacko, Matt Grimes, Pablo Hernandez, Pontus Jansson joined Leeds on loan.
Former Elland Road manager Blackwell believes that one or two of the new players who joined Garry Monk’s side in the summer transfer window would not have realised how big the club are.
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Blackwell has also said that the new players need to deliver a more consistent level of performance.
“I am sure one or two of the players that he (Monk) brought in didn’t realise how big the club Leeds were,” said Blackwell on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday night. “They have got to settle down and start producing consistent performances.”
Leeds visit Cardiff on Saturday for a lunchtime Championship showdown as they aim to build on Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Blackburn.
Monk’s team are 17th in the table after taking just seven points from their opening seven league matches, while the Welsh side are placed in 22nd.
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