Garry Monk posts Twitter message to Leeds fans after controversial substitutions
By Alex Stevens
Garry Monk has claimed on Twitter Leeds are “heading in the right direction” despite taking just one point from their last two league matches.
The Yorkshire giants followed up their defeat to Derby on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Wigan on Tuesday night.
Leeds fans reacted angrily to Monk’s use of substitutes against the Championship strugglers at Elland Road after he took off attacking trio Chris Wood, Hadi Sacko and Pablo Hernandez when his team were a goal ahead.
Leeds were unable to hold out for a win as Shaun MacDonald grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser, which meant that Monk’s side remain in 13th in the Championship table.
Sacko and Wood had earlier combined for Leeds’ 29th minute goal, with the on-loan Sporting Lisbon winger crossing for the striker to score for the eighth time in the league this season.
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Monk delivered an upbeat message to fans on Wednesday afternoon although he accepted that errors from his players need to be rectified.
“Although we’re heading in the right direction, we must learn from our mistakes and keep working hard to improve,” Monk said his personal Twitter account.
Although we’re heading in the right direction, we must learn from our mistakes & keep working hard to improve. #MOT
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) October 19, 2016
In other Leeds news, a senior player is destined to leave the club in January.