By Coral Barry

Garry Monk says he wants his Leeds side to be better on the ball after they ended their pre-season preparations with a 2-1 victory over Atalanta.

The Leeds boss watched his side grind out a good result against the Serie A side thanks to a first half penalty from Chris Woods and a strike from new recruit Kemar Roofe after the interval.

Monk has ushered in a long line of new faces at Leeds this summer in his first transfer window in charge, but admitted he wants to see more from his players when they are in possession.

“Of course I am very happy with the result,” Monk told LUTV. “I think we could have been a little bit better with the ball today.

“I don’t think we are at our best with the ball. But the other side of it, defensively, I thought we were very good.

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“I thought we limited a very good side, a very good tactical side the likes of which we won’t come up against too many times this season, to virtually nothing.”

He added: “I’m not disappointed, but overall I think we need to be a little bit braver with the ball.”

Leeds will now focus all their efforts on their opening Championship game against QPR next weekend.

The Whites are hoping to challenge for the play-offs this season after finishing 13th in the table last campaign.

Leeds managed four wins from five pre-season games and Monk should have an almost fully fit squad to chose from against QPR.

In other Leeds news, Monk has his eye on another former Swansea player this summer.