Leeds, Leeds United: Boss provides thoughts ahead of Barnsley game

Leeds United: Boss provides thoughts ahead of Barnsley game

Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United travel to Barnsley in a Yorkshire derby on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites look to make it eight consecutive games unbeaten with a victory over local rivals Barnsley and increase pressure upon Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion who currently occupy the automatic promotion places.

But Leeds boss Garry Monk has heaped praise onto the travelling support that the Whites receive, with more than 5,000 supporters making the trip across Yorkshire.

“It is great that we will have 6,000 travelling fans, I imagine in terms of atmosphere it will be similar to the Preston game on Boxing Day.

“To see that stand full of our fans, with the voice and support they will bring, will really help our players in the game.

“It will be a difficult game, it is a local derby and Barnsley have done exceptionally well this season, their manager and players deserve a lot of credit for what they have done.

“They try and play football in the right way, in a way that I like, so they are going to pose problems for us.

“We have to be ready and focused, we need to be at 100% and impose ourselves on them and hopefully we can do ourselves and our fans justice.

“This group is growing all the time, we have had to adapt to certain situations, last Friday we had to make changes to the defence and the team coped with it extremely well.

“The whole team understood the situation, whoever steps into the team has delivered a good performance, to give us a chance of winning games and it is great to have that as a group.”

The former Swansea boss praised how the supporter stick with the Whites even when the Club faces lows.

“There will be ups and downs, but we remain focused on our work and our way of playing, with the right attitude and we know it can be successful.

“I think there is a lot more to come from this group and that is for me to push to get it out of them and the team to get it out of each other to make sure they can deliver.”

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