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10th Apr, 2017 | 7:08pm

Ian Wright has this message for Leeds supporters and Garry Monk

By Amir Mir

Ian Wright has hailed Leeds as a “massive club” and stated that he would “love” manager Garry Monk to help them earn promotion this season.

The Yorkshire outfit have been in the wilderness for the past 13 years, struggling in the second and third tier of English football.

However, since Monk arrived at the club in the summer, he has transformed them to promotion hopefuls.

They currently sit in the play-off places where they are likely to finish and, as result, given the opportunity to secure promotion.

Former Arsenal striker, Wright, has this message for the supporters and their manager regarding their current status.

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“I would love to see Leeds back in the Premier League,” Wright told BBC 606. “They are a massive club and have a great chance of going up this year.”

Monk helped Leeds end a two-match losing streak at the weekend when they beat promotion hopefuls Preston North End 3-0 on home soil.

As a result, they are fifth in the table on 72 points from their 41 matches with five games of the Championship season remaining.

Furthermore, they are five points ahead of seventh-placed Fulham, who will be hoping to overtake one of the top six before the season ends.

As it stands, the Whites will face either Huddersfield, Reading or Sheffield Wednesday in the play-offs.

They can take a step closer to securing a top six finish when they take on second-placed Newcastle at St James’ Park this Friday.

Monk’s side have not kept a clean sheet away from home since their 1-0 win against Midlands outfit Wolves in October.

In other Leeds news, fans react on Twitter to this Championship ace being named the player of the season. 

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