Leeds news: Monk delivers Twitter message ahead of Ipswich trip

By Danny Wright

18th Feb, 2017 | 9:45am

Monk delivers Twitter message ahead of Leeds clash with Ipswich

By Danny Wright

Leeds manager Garry Monk is looking for back-to-back wins in Saturday’s Championship match against Ipswich at Portman Road.

The former Swansea boss is hoping that his side can replicate what they’ve done in training as they look to solidify their play-off place in the league.

The West Yorkshire club are currently fifth in the league and, after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Bristol City, they are six points clear of Norwich who sit just outside the play-off spots.

In a tweet on his personal page, Monk said: “Now in Ipswich. The aim and focus is the same on every away trip: to see our efforts in training rewarded with a positive performance.”

The 37-year-old replaced Steve Evans in charge at Elland Road in 2016. He lost his first game 3-0 against QPR in the first game of the season.

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He has now taken charge of 39 matches for the Whites, winning 23 of them and losing just 13.

Monk mixed around with his tactics at the beginning of the season which saw Leeds win just one of their opening six Championship games.

An away win against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday was the only win in that run and they had to wait until mid-September before their first home win of the campaign.

Now with an established 4-2-3-1, Monk has set up a team of youthful exuberance which is challenging some of the Championship’s best clubs for a shot at promotion to the Premier League.

In other Leeds news, former Leeds midfielder David Prutton has predicted the result of the Ipswich game. 

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