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Reliable journalist gives Leeds dressing room update after Cellino outburst speculation

By Will Butcher

Reports suggesting that Massimo Cellino lambasted the Leeds players his way in the changing room after their weekend defeat to Huddersfield are untrue, according to a journalist.

It has been rumoured that the controversial owner had decided to take matters into his own hands by going to the changing room to hit out at the playing squad after they suffered a fourth defeat in just six Championship matches at Elland Road on Saturday.

But Radio Yorkshire presenter Joe Rawson reported on his personal Twitter account that such speculation was wide of the mark.

Rawson has developed a reputation as a reliable gatherer of information about breaking a number of Leeds transfer stories during the summer.

The Yorkshire giants have had dismal start to the new season, winning just one of six league games to leave them 22nd in the table and in the relegation zone.

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Former Cagliari owner Cellino funded Leeds’s transfer activity during the summer which saw 11 new faces enter through the Elland Road gates, including expensive attacking duo Marcus Antonsson and Kemar Roofe.

Rumours had begun to circulate after Monk gave a very tetchy interview with BBC Radio Leeds, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds go into what former Swansea boss Monk has described as a must-win match against rock-bottom Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers, who have failed to win a game all season.

A second league win of the season for Monk would propel his side up to 17th place, if other results go their way.

In other Leeds news, this is Leeds best possible 11 to face Blackburn.