By Alex Taylor

Leeds boss Gary Monk is excited to work with a ‘blank canvas’ at his new club after being given the top job at Elland Road this summer.

The former Swansea manager has already impressed at his new club and Leeds supporters will be pleased that Monk is building a young, strong crop of players in his first season in charge at the Championship side.

With a large array of young players at the club, Monk believes that the current squad has an incredible potential to do well in their upcoming Championship season.

“It’s been fantastic,” Monk told Radio 5 Live. “It’s been a real enjoyment for me, coming into a new club and a fresh environment. It’s kind of felt like a blank canvas to be honest.

“We have a very young group of players, a lot of potential within that group as well. I have tried to add to them with the players that I have brought in and it is nice going into somewhere where you have the support of a number of fans.”

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The Whites have signed the attacking quartet of Hadi Sacko, Kemar Roofe, Marcus Antonsson and Pablo Hernandez plus midfielder Matt Grimes, and the experienced Rob Green and Swansea’s Kyle Bartley at the back.

Leeds have also completed the singing of Billy Whitehouse who has become Monk’s eighth summer signing as he aims to guide the club back to the top flight of English football, after relegation 12 years ago.

The West-Yorkshire club will begin their Championship season with a tough away fixture against QPR on 7 August.

In other Leeds team news, the Whites have made an approach for Nottingham Forest centre-back Jack Hobbs.