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22nd Apr, 2017 | 6:07pm

Monk makes big admission after Leeds shattering defeat

By Dominic Toner

Garry Monk admitted that Leeds’ play-off hopes are now out of their hands and vowed to keep fighting until the end.

The Whites suffered a shattering 2-1 defeat on Saturday away to Burton and that now leaves them up against it to finish in the top six.

Monk’s side were stunned by two quick goals from Marvin Sordell and Michael Kightly in the second-half and Kyle Bartley’s response turned out to be in vein.

The Yorkshire club have now suffered back-to-back defeats following the loss to Wolves and they have slipped out of the play-offs.

Leeds are three points adrift of sixth-placed Fulham and five points behind Sheffield Wednesday.

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Monk has voiced his disappointment after the loss to Burton and acknowledged that their promotion hopes are now out of their hands.

“The defeat feels very raw at the moment, but we still have a small chance. It is out of our hands now, but we have a duty to fight right until the end,” Monk said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

Leeds have been cruising towards a play-off position for the majority of the season and were even mentioned as potential automatic promotion candidates.

They had an eight-point cushion inside the top six at the beginning of April, but one win out of six this month has seen them drop drastically.

The Whites now face Reading and Wigan in their remaining games, when they will need maximum points to keep their slim play-off dream alive.

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