Monk shares mood in Leeds dressing room after promotion heartache, sends message to fans
By Harry Sykes
Garry Monk has admitted the mood in the Leeds United dressing room was one of “disappointment” and “hurt” after their promotion dream was left hanging by a thread.
The Yorkshire giants slumped to a 2-1 Championship defeat at Burton Albion last Saturday, which was a fourth defeat in six matches in the competition.
It left Leeds with an uphill task to quality for the end-of-season play-offs with two matches of the campaign remaining.
Speaking on Thursday, the manager explained how the players and staff felt in the wake of the loss to Burton and sent a message of hope to support to fans.
“We’ve been disappointed, but the message is, whilst we still have that chance, we have to fight with everything we have,” Monk said, as quoted by the official Leeds Twitter account.
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“The hurt we feel of not being in top six we can’t allow it make ourselves feel sorry. We have to give everything.”
???? @GarryMonk “We’ve been disappointed, but the message is, whilst we still have that chance, we have to fight with everything we have”
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 27, 2017
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) April 27, 2017
Leeds are preparing for their final scheduled home match of the season on Saturday when they host Norwich at Elland Road.
Monk then takes his sign to relegation-threatened Wigan for their last fixture of the campaign eight days later.
For the first time this season, Leeds’ play-off hopes are out of their hands and they are left relying on top-six rivals Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading to drop points.
In other Leeds United news, it can be exclusively revealed that the club registered a new signing last month.