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8th Apr, 2017 | 7:16am

Pep Clotet hits out on Twitter at lack of faith in Leeds players

By Amir Mir

Pep Clotet has hit out on Twitter at the apparent lack of faith in the Leeds players as he believes they “deserve to be trusted.”

The Yorkshire outfit have produced promotion form for the majority of the season but recent back-to-back defeats have stalled their hopes of maintaining a top six place.

Garry Monk’s side suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Brentford on Tuesday night following their 1-0 defeat to promotion rivals Reading.

At this moment in time, they are fifth in the table as they will welcome eighth-placed Preston North End to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of that match, assistant manager Clotet, who has been with Monk since his time at Swansea, had this message to the fans.

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“This team deserve to be trusted after what has been done this season,” Clotet wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Nothing can wash the foundations away but we want more.”

Preston are eight points behind Leeds in the table, while seventh-placed Fulham are five points adrift of the Yorkshire club.

Dropped points from Monk’s side at the weekend would make their remaining Championship games much more difficult and nerve racking.

After this match against Simon Grayson’s men, Leeds will travel to league leaders Newcastle on April 14 in what will arguably be one of their toughest matches of the season.

Three days later they will host Paul Lambert’s Wolves before rounding off April with clashes against Burton Albion and managerless Norwich.

Positive results from those matches could almost guarantee that the club will be in the play-offs at the end of the season.

In other Leeds news, this report details where the club would be without star man Chris Wood.

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