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4th Mar, 2017 | 7:00am

Garry Monk delivers no-holds-barred verdict after Leeds win against Birmingham

By Amir Mir

Garry Monk has stated that he was “pleased” that Leeds showed “improvement” in the second half of their 3-1 win at Birmingham City on Friday night.

Monk urged his team to “maintain this mentality” for their clash against London outfit Fulham next Tuesday.

Former Swansea boss Monk was serving a touchline ban after admitting an FA charge of misconduct last month.

The charge related to his clash with Huddersfield manager David Wagner during their rivals win in February which resulted in a mini-brawl between both sets of teams after the home side had scored late on.

Despite Monk watching on from the stands, his team were able to secure three points, largely thanks to striker Chris Wood’s brace.

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After the game, this was Monk’s no-holds-barred message to the supporters with the club’s senior figure stating what he expects from now on.

“Pleased with the second half improvement to see us win a tough away game,” Monk wrote on his personal Twitter account. “We must maintain this mentality as the focus turns to Tuesday.”

As a result of that win, the Whites remain in fourth place, but they have opened an 11 point gap on seventh-placed Fulham who have played two games less than their rivals.

Furthermore, they are now seven points behind second-placed Brighton who travel to Nottingham Forest at the weekend after their defeat to leaders Newcastle on Tuesday night.

In his first season in charge of the Yorkshire club, Monk has guided his team to 20 wins from their 35 matches with 11 games of the season remaining.

In other Leeds news, owner Andreas Radrizanni sent this message to fans after the win against Birmingham.

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