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24th Apr, 2017 | 10:14pm

Garry Monk issues plea to Leeds fans ahead of Norwich clash

By Matt Farr

Leeds manager Garry Monk has urged fans to give their all during their upcoming clash with Norwich at Elland Road on Saturday.

The Yorkshire club dropped out of the play-offs with back-to-back defeats against Wolves and Burton, but can keep their stuttering promotion hopes alive with a win over Norwich in their final home game.

Leeds currently trail sixth-placed Fulham by three points, and defeat to Norwich on Saturday could all but end their hopes of a Premier League return.

Ahead of the momentous occasion, Monk has issued a heartfelt plea to Leeds fans to get behind the team and focus on the bigger picture.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Elland Road will be a full house, packed. I think that shows the commitment and the bigger picture.

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“Our fans have seen what the players have given and the players have seen what the fans have done. It’s come together.

“We want to make sure we finish at Elland Road on a high and go into the last game with hopefully a small chance.”

Leeds were firmly on course to cement a play-off place just months ago, but a drastic decline in form at the wrong moment could see them miss out entirely.

They held an eight point advantage following a precious win over league leaders Brighton on March 18, but a late surge from Fulham has proven costly to Leeds’ promotion hopes.

Leeds visit second-from-bottom Wigan Athletic on the final day of the Championship season – a potentially favourable fixture – and Monk hopes that his side will still be in contention ahead of their trip to the DW Stadium.

In other Leeds news, Chris Iwelumo has made this bold claim about Leeds’ play-off hopes following the defeat to Burton.

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