By Will Butcher

Garry Monk is confident his Leeds players will bounce back after suffering a second consecutive loss to Brentford on Tuesday night.

Monk, 38, watched from the dugout as the Bees secured a 2-0 win at Griffin Park, just three days after Leeds lost to play-off rivals Reading on Saturday evening.

Speaking to LUTV, as quoted by Leeds’ official website, former Swansea manager Monk is looking for a reaction and trusts his players to do so because of what he has seen at close quarters.

“One thing I know about the character of this group is that they will be ready to respond in these final six games,” Monk said.

“I have full trust in these players, I can see it in their eyes, they are fully determined to bounce back. They are not prepared to let all of that hard work slip.”

Leeds are now in fifth place after their recent blip in form, but remain five points clear of seventh placed Fulham with six games to go in England’s second division.

Now four points behind third placed Reading, Monk wants his side to bounce back against Preston on Saturday in order to edge closer a top-six finish.

The Whites will be hoping of a repeat of their 4-1 win against Preston at Deepdale this weekend, which could see Monk’s side climb to fourth place over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield.

However, a loss could see the Whites begin to fear of losing their Championship play-off spot as fans continue to dream of a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has torn into this attacker following the loss to Brentford.

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