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19th Apr, 2017 | 12:25pm

Paul Lambert delivers praising verdict on Leeds senior man after Monday victory

By Harvey Byrne

Wolves boss Paul Lambert has praised his Leeds counterpart Garry Monk after the Midlands side’s 1-0 victory at Elland Road on Monday afternoon.

There was little between the two clubs at the Yorkshire giants’ iconic stadium, but a Nouha Dicko goal proved vital as Leeds were left with nothing at this late stage of the campaign.

The defeat has seen Monk’s team drop out of the top six of the Championship for the first time since November, but Lambert does still believe Leeds have what it takes to earn a play-off position.

The former Norwich and Aston Villa fan described Monk as a “terrific manager” and told that he expects the ex-Swansea boss to get Leeds battling again in the final fixtures.

“Garry has done it before and I think Garry is a terrific manager,” said Lambert, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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“I am pretty sure he will try and keep them level headed and they will kick on in the next few games.”

Leeds are currently placed in seventh by goal difference with Fulham six goals better off after 43 Championship matches.

The Yorkshire side have away clashes at relegation battling duo Wigan and Burton coming up in their final run of fixtures, while they will also take on eighth placed Norwich at Elland Road.

Meanwhile, Fulham’s last three fixtures see them take on promotion chasing Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday alongside a home clash against 11th placed side Brentford.

In other Leeds news, this 27-year-old Whites midfielder has been confirmed out of the weekend clash with Burton.

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