By Harvey Byrne

Garry Monk has called on his Leeds team to continue with their good form as they prepare to face Barnsley on Saturday.

The famous side are gearing up for a Yorkshire derby clash which sees the third place Whites take on Paul Heckingbottom’s Tykes in 10th place at Oakwell.

Leeds are coming off the back of six wins from their previous seven encounters in all competitions.

Speaking on his personal Twitter account on Thursday, Monk shared that his team must continue what they’re doing, identifying the weekend encounter as a difficult one.

Barnsley have struggled in their recent matches with just one win from their last five matches in all competitions.

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Additionally, they also lost star striker and top scorer Sam Winnall to rivals Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the window.

However, the club will be sure to provide a stern test against Leeds due to importance of the fixture.

The two sides have already met at Elland Road this campaign in a tight encounter which finished 2-1 to Monk’s side.

Goals from Kyle Bartley and Pablo Hernandez on either side of half time ensured that their team weren’t punished by a Charlie Taylor own goal on the 70th minute mark.

The Saturday encounter will be broadcast Sky Sports 1 for the 5.30pm kick off.

In other Leeds news, Monk has also delivered a transfer update which will delight supporters.

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