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15th Dec, 2016 | 10:13am

Liam Bridcutt: This senior Leeds man is up there with the best

By Will Butcher

Liam Bridcutt believes Garry Monk is up there with the best after masterminding Leeds’ 2-0 win against Reading.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bridcutt claimed that in terms of tactics, there are not many better managers than the former Swansea boss.

“They had a lot of possession but they didn’t really threaten us with it,” Bridcutt said. “That’s the way we planned it and worked on it in the last few days.

“He [Monk] showed how good a manager he is and that he knows what he’s on about. Tactically he’s up there with some of the best.”

Leeds secured the 2-0 win on Tuesday night thanks to goals from target man Chris Wood and versatile attacker Souleymane Doukara.

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Former Chelsea youth player Bridcutt finally made his comeback from a broken foot that he suffered three months ago in the EFL Cup win against Blackburn.

Coming on in the 33rd minute for New Zealand international Wood, Bridcutt helped the Yorkshire giants hold on to their slender 1-0 lead which was doubled in injury time from the penalty spot by Doukara.

Bridcutt is now set to wear the armband against Brentford on Saturday, as Ireland international Eunan O’Kane remains injured.

Monk will be hoping his tactical nous can spark Leeds to their fourth Championship win in five league outings, but must be wary against Dean Smith’s Bees who have won their last two matches.

In other Leeds news, Monk has shared an injury update on these three players.