By Harvey Byrne
Garry Monk has taken full responsibility for his side’s defeat against non-league Sutton on Sunday afternoon.
The Yorkshire giants fell to a 1-0 defeat after a foul from Lewie Coyle gave Sutton a penalty.
Jamie Collins duly converted from the spot and the match was made even worse after captain Liam Cooper received a red card for a second bookable offence after 82 minutes.
Monk made 10 changes to his team from the one that defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 in midweek and the young manager shared his apologies to supporters on Twitter after the match.
“Not the performance or result we wanted. I take full responsibility. Apologies to our travelling fans,” wrote Monk before sharing that he would look to make amends in Wednesday’s clash with Blackburn.
Not the performance or result we wanted. I take full responsibility. Apologies to our travelling fans. Looking to make amends on Wed. #MOT
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) January 29, 2017
Despite being knocked out of the cup competition Leeds are still going strong in the league and sit in fourth place in the table.
They will face Blackburn at Ewood Park next, who are placed in 23rd in the league table.
The Lancashire side have three victories from their last five encounters in all competitions and although their position doesn’t read well they will still pose difficult foes for Monk and his side.
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