Garry Monk reveals why he was disappointed by Leeds defeat to Reading
By Dominic Toner
Leeds manager Garry Monk admitted he was disappointed with his side’s mistakes in the defeat to Reading.
The Whites suffered a 1-0 loss away to Reading on Saturday and slipped down to fifth in the Championship table.
They were undone by a fantastic strike by Yann Kermorgant, who managed to capitalise on an attempted cleared header by Charlie Taylor.
Garry Monk’s team missed the opportunity to move third in the league and are now facing a difficult
“We are disappointed, in the first half we made too many uncharacteristic mistakes and we were punished by one,” Monk said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
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???? @GarryMonk "We are disappointed, in the first half we made too many uncharacteristic mistakes and we were punished by one"
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 1, 2017
Leeds were unable to replicate the form that had seen them go unbeaten in their previous seven games and couldn’t break down a strong Reading side.
The Yorkshire giants were without the injured Pontus Jansson in their defence and Jaap Stam’s Reading had plenty of chances to test goalkeeper Rob Green.
The Whites have now just seven games left to cement their play-off position for the end of the season and they travel to Brentford in their next game.
Their only match against a team in the top six comes away to Newcastle on 14 April, but they will know how easy it is to slip up in the Championship.
In other Leeds news, the club’s supporters reacted to Liam Cooper’s performance on Twitter.