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Monk gives transfer update as Leeds plot more signings

By Will Butcher

Leeds manager Garry Monk has dropped a hint on his future transfer activity, as his new side ran out 3-0 winners against Shamrock Rovers on Saturday.

The former Swansea manager was speaking to the media after new Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson bagged a brace, which was supplemented by a Chris Wood penalty won by new £3million-man Kemar Roofe.

Talking to Leeds’ official Twitter page, the 38-year-old manager revealed that he is keen to bring in more players, but will only look at signing those who can add something to his youthful side.

“We’re constantly looking at the transfer situation, ” Monk said. “We’ll only bring players in who will help the squad.”

“I’m still learning about the team, but I’ve seen their characters during this trip and they’ve been excellent.”

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The win against Shamrock Rovers has given Monk two wins from two, after beating Shelbourne on Wednesday 2-1 with goals coming from Souleymane Doukara and Hadi Sacko.

Monk was ecstatic with his side, believing there to be a huge improvement on Wednesday’s performance. The former centre-back is desperate to keep the improvement going though ahead of the season’s opener against QPR.

“It was definitely an improvement on Wednesday – it’s a step in the right direction,” he said. “”It will get more competitive now when we return for the games in England. It’s time for the players to step up.”

Leeds started the game with three new signings. Rob Green made his first appearance for Leeds in goal, while Matt Grimes, Antonsson and Kemar Roofe all made their first starts for the Yorkshire side.

In other Leeds news, Monk has been given a huge boost in his £3million pursuit of this pacy winger.