Garry Monk reveals Leeds pride on Twitter despite play-off disappointment
By Will Butcher
Garry Monk has revealed he is “proud” of Leeds’ growth under his guidance since first stepping into the managerial hotseat at Elland Road.
The former Swansea boss has seen his side defy pre-season expectations throughout the 2016-17 campaign to challenge at the top end of the Championship table for a place in the play-offs.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, 38-year-old boss Monk believes the Yorkshire giants have grown since first taking over back in June from former boss Steve Evans.
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) May 6, 2017
Monk saw his Leeds side slip out of the play-off positions for the first time in five months in April, after a dismal run of form that saw them win just once in their last seven outings.
Unless a hugely unlikely swing that would see Leeds win and Fulham lose, with a huge 14 goals changing in goal difference, the Yorkshire giants will now miss out on a place in the top six.
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With only one game to play, Leeds travel to Lancashire to face already-relegated outfit Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium as they look to finish the season on a high.
Leeds will be hoping they can go one better than last time out against the Latics, after drawing 1-1 at Elland Road, when midfielder Shaun MacDonald equalised late on to cancel out Chris Wood’s opener.