By Harvey Byrne

Leeds are currently preparing to face QPR at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon – and in the summer current boss Ian Holloway predicted a play-off finish for the Yorkshire giants.

The 53-year-old was acting as a pundit for Sky Sports while out of management with a particular focus on the Football League.

The experienced boss was then tasked with the job of predicting the outcome of the Championship table to which he tipped a sixth place finish for the Whites.

Holloway named Leeds as his “dark horses”, while also praising controversial owner Massimo Cellino for making the appointment of Garry Monk.

“These are my dark horses for the season,” told Holloway to the Sky Sports website.

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“Well done, Mr Cellino – you’ve made your best ever signing in Garry Monk. No one was applauding louder than me when he appointed Monk. He was a huge part of what Swansea achieved – he’ll build an identity and a way of playing at Leeds United. It’s what the fans deserve.”

Monk, 38, took over Leeds in the summer from Steve Evans, who finished with the club in 13th position.

The relatively young manager did struggle at the start of his tenure with the famous side with reports even claiming that Cellino was preparing to sack the former Swansea boss.

However, Monk led his team through the bad spell and has seemingly not looked back since.

The Yorkshire club are occupying fourth place in the league table and they will be aiming for all three points against Holloway’s team at the weekend with 10 matches left of this campaign.

 In other Leeds news, fans have urged Monk to recall this midfielder against QPR.
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