By Wayne Veysey

13th Aug, 2016 | 2:21pm

Monk sends message to fans ahead of Birmingham clash

By Tom Blackburn

Leeds manager Garry Monk says he is looking forward to managing the side at Elland Road for the first time.

The Yorkshire Giants welcome Birmingham to the famous stadium for their first home game of the season in Saturday’s Championship showdown.

Monk was installed as the new Leeds boss by Massimo Cellino this summer, and tweeted a photo of the Elland Road tunnel with a message to fans shortly before kick-off on Saturday.

“Looking forward to kick-off and to hearing our famous supporters get right behind the team.” wrote Monk on Twitter.

Monk secured his first win as Leeds manager in midweek when the Yorkshire giants beat Fleetwood in the EFL Cup, which followed the 3-0 league defeat to QPR last Sunday.

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Cellino has become infamous for firing his managers, with Monk being his seventh since he completed a takeover in January 2014.

Monk has been given the opportunity to be active in the market this summer and as he looks to continue his Elland Road revolution – with the goal of returning the Yorkshire giants back to the top flight of football.

Monk has made seven senior signings so far, bringing in Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez.

In other Leeds news, they could unveil a new debutant as he arrives at Elland Road for first time.