By Wayne Veysey

9th Aug, 2016 | 7:54pm

Monk sums up Leeds transfer frustration with these nine words

By Alex Stevens

Garry Monk has admitted that it is “obvious” Leeds need to strengthen their squad before the transfer window shuts.

The Championship big hitters opened their league campaign with a 3-0 defeat to QPR at Loftus Road on Sunday.

The setback has plenty of Whites fans already fearing the worst but Monk is refusing to panic and insists the United faithful will see the right response in Wednesday night’s first-round EFL Cup tie at Fleetwood Town, three days before the club’s first home league game against Birmingham City.

Nevertheless, the Elland Road manager admits his team need to step up their recruitment overhaul and bring in more players to add to the seven already signed.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Lee Sobot quoted Monk on Tuesday morning via his personal Twitter account, saying: “I think it’s obvious that we need to strengthen.”

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But the manager revealed the Leeds hierarchy are active in the market. He explained: “The club is working hard on that. But my focus is on Wednesday.”

Monk has been very active in the market this summer and is looking to continue his Elland Road revolution, as he aims to return 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 transfer news, the Whites are set to become a lot busier in the transfer market in the coming days.