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6th Mar, 2017 | 4:01pm

Pep Clotet shares delight on Twitter as senior man to return against Fulham

By Matt Farr

Leeds assistant manager Pep Clotet has admitted he will be happy to have Garry Monk back in the dugout when they travel to Fulham on Tuesday.

Monk is able to return to his full management duties after serving a one match touchline ban for his role in a controversial incident with Huddersfield manager David Wagner in February.

But as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account, Clotet has welcomed the return of the Elland Park chief to the dugout for their upcoming promotion clash at Craven Cottage.

Monk, 38, had clashed with Wagner on the touchline in the aftermath of Michael Hefele’s dramatic late winner for Huddersfield on February 5, with his opposite number celebrating excessively in the Leeds technical area.

Both managers were given their marching orders, and after the FA opted to charge and later ban Monk for misconduct, the Leeds chief spent the duration of their win over Birmingham on Friday watching from the stands.

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Yet despite the absence of his input from the technical area, Leeds still ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Chris Wood (two) and Alfonso Pedraza.

Leeds are fourth in the Championship table, and they take on seventh placed rivals Fulham on Tuesday, with eight points separating the two sides.

In other Leeds news, Football Insider compares striker Chris Wood with leading Newcastle goalscorer Dwight Gayle.

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