By Dominic Toner
Leeds manager Garry Monk has urged supporters to help make Elland Road a “fortress” ahead of two home matches this week.
The Whites host Reading and Brentford in the Championship during their next two games and will be hoping to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat against Brighton.
Monk’s side face third-placed Reading on Tuesday before playing 15th-placed Brentford on Saturday, who beat Burton in their last match.
Leeds are still inside the play-off places in sixth and the club’s supporters are hopeful of promotion to the Premier League this season.
Monk believes that his team must replicate a good atmosphere at home as they prepare for two difficult fixtures.
“We want to keep Elland Road a fortress, last time out the atmosphere was unbelievable and we want to re-create that again tomorrow,” Monk said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “Now we have two home games, we have to try and maximise the points out of them, it will be a difficult task in both games against two very good sides.”
Leeds have had mixed results at Elland Road this season, winning five of their 10 home fixtures in the Championship.
The club’s support has grown in recent weeks due to results on the pitch and the crowed played a massive role in Leeds’ 2-0 victory against Aston Villa.
Japan Stam’s Reading are set to present a huge test for Monk’s side as they have their own promotion ambitions this season.
The Whites still have to travel to Preston and Villa in the league during December and will be hoping to capitalise on their upcoming home games.
In other Leeds news, Rob Green has given an update on his future at the club.