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22nd Apr, 2017 | 8:39pm

Monk sends Twitter message to Leeds fans after Burton disaster

By Matt Farr

Leeds manager Garry Monk has assured fans that his side will keep fighting for promotion despite being dealt a crushing blow against Burton Albion.

Monk took to his personal Twitter account on Saturday night to ease the nerves of the Leeds fans following the disastrous 2-1 defeat to Burton in the Championship.

He said: It’s the hard work and commitment throughout the whole season that’s put us in the play-off hunt. We’ll keep going until the very end.”

Only several weeks back, Leeds had looked a sure thing to win promotion to the Premier League ahead of next season, but a recent blip in form has seen them on the verge of missing out.

The Yorkshire club were as high as third in January, but they are now three points adrift of the top six with just two games remaining.

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They have won just three of their last 10 Championship games, and are now winless in their last three, having also dropped points against Newcastle and Wolves.

Leeds must take wins from their final two games against Reading and Wigan to stand any chance of forcing their way back into promotion contention, but even that may not be enough.

Promotion rivals Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday both recorded wins on Saturday, ensuring they extended their cushion above Leeds and retained a priceless advantage.

In other Leeds news, fans have delivered their verdicts on Charlie Taylor’s display for Leeds against Burton.

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