By Aramide Oladipo
Leeds United manager Garry Monk has said the reaction of the fans to what he is trying to do at the club has been the highpoint of an ultimately disappointing season.
The Yorkshire club finished the Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw against relegated Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on the weekend.
Leeds missed out on a play-off place by five points as they failed to win any of their last five league matches, including losses against Wolves and Burton Albion.
Despite a disappointing end to the season, manager Garry Monk is determined to look on the bright side and when speaking with the Yorkshire Evening Post, he revealed that the Elland Road faithful have played a crucial part this season
“The bit that makes me most happy is that the fans can see what this club is again and the potential it has again,” he said.
“Days where the crowd come out like that, we’ve had it throughout the season. They’ve been turning up for meaningful games and they’re turning up being proud of their team.
“There’s a long way to go but this has been about giving them their club back. It’s something they’ve talked about for the last few years rather than seeing it.”
Leeds went on a sensational home run at the start of December as they won six games on the trot at Elland Road without conceding a single goal.
Monk believes with a wonderful fanbase behind them, the Yorkshire side can continue to progress and enjoy success in years to come.
“Actually seeing it is something special and it’s been special for us to be involved in.
“It shows what the club can be in the future if all this is built upon properly.”
This season has been Monk’s first in charge of the club and Leeds have certainly progressed as they finished in 13th place last season.
Monk will be hoping that he can improve on his squad during the summer transfer window and he’ll have his sights set on guiding Leeds United to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
In other Leeds United news, it can be exclusively revealed that the club registered a new signing last month.