United manager delivers a message of warning to Leeds and Monk
By Amir Mir
Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has delivered a message of warning to Leeds and Garry Monk by stating they have a good chance against their fourth-round FA Cup opponents.
United manager Doswell masterminded his team to a 3-1 win against League One side AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.
Roarie Deacon, Maxime Biamou and Dean Fitchett got on the scoresheet for the visitors in the second half after the hosts had been reduced to ten men after 15 minutes.
It means the non-league side have now set up a glamorous fixture against Championship outfit Leeds.
Monk’s side avoided their upset in the third round when they narrowly beat League Two side Cambridge.
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They will now take on Sutton at Gander Green Lane on January 29 and Doswell fancies his team in his own back yard despite the gulf in class between the two sides.
“I know Garry Monk and I’m so pleased he has done so well at Leeds and it will be nice to meet up with him,” said Doswell, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“Without being over-emotional about it, we have got a good chance against Leeds on our pitch. No one likes playing on it apart from us it seems. We are very good on it.
“No disrespect to Leeds but if they make seven or eight changes against us I think we will have a chance.”
Monk’s side are vying to reach the Premier League in the second-tier of English football as summer appointment Monk has changed the fortunes around at the Yorkshire club.
By contract, their FA Cup opponents are currently sitting in 15th place in the National League on 35 points from 27 games.
Monk’s side, who reached the quarter-final stages of the EFL Cup before being knocked out by Liverpool, will be looking to avoid an upset and continue their march on in this competition.