By Amir Mir

Garry Monk has stated he will pick his strongest possible team when Leeds take on Blackburn in the EFL Cup third-round clash on Tuesday night.

The Leeds manager claimed will be looking to field a strong line-up when they welcome Blackburn to Elland Road.

Monk picked up two victories inside a week when his Leeds side beat Rovers with a last-gasp winner last Tuesday, before comfortably beating Cardiff 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites now take on Owen Coyle’s Blackburn for the second time in a week, with the aim of reaching the last-16 stage of the League Cup.

“I will pick a team that can win the game,” Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Lee Sobot quoted Monk as saying Sobot reported on his personal Twitter account. “I will pick the strongest team possible for who will be ready.”

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Monk’s side narrowly avoided embarrassment when they beat Fleetwood Town in the first-round of the competition, before beating fourth-tier side Luton 1-0 in the previous round.

Monk will be looking to continue his winning run on Tuesday, as they sit in 15th place in the Championship with ten points after eight games.

In other Leeds team news, the club’s first team player has returned to training.