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Official: Senior Leeds man sidelined for Derby encounter

By Will Butcher

Garry Monk will not be allowed to watch Leeds’ match against Derby from the touchline after being handed a one-match ban, it was announced on Monday afternoon.

The FA confirmed the former Swansea manager will be suspended from the dugout on Saturday, as well as being given a £2,000 fine for his actions during the final moments of Leeds’ 1-0 loss to Bristol City.

The FA revealed the news on their official Twitter account, stating that Monk had used “abusive and/or insulting words to a match official” on September 27.

Monk was sent to the stands for the final moments of the game, as Bristol City captain Marlon Pack scored what proved to be a decisive winner midway through the second half.

The loss to Lee Johnson’s Robins was Leeds only defeat in six league and cup encounters, as they have beaten the likes of Blackburn, Cardiff, Ipswich and Barnsley in recent games.

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Monk will be in the stands at the iPro Stadium on Saturday to watch Leeds as assistant manager Pep Clotet will take charge of the side from the touchline.

A win for the Yorkshire Giants will see Leeds move to within touching distance of the playoffs, despite sitting just above the relegation zone earlier in the season.

In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has claimed this man should have been nominated for the Championship’s monthly award for his efforts during September.