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Garry Monk hails Leeds United fans

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United won 2-1 on Garry Monk's debut as the Whites' manager.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Speaking to TV Yorkshire, Leeds United boss Garry Monk has hailed the club's travelling support during their 2-1 friendly win away to Republic of Ireland side Shelbourne on Wednesday night.

First-half goals in Dublin from Souleymane Doukara and Hadi Sacko helped Monk - who replaced Steve Evans at Elland Road this summer - enjoy a winning start in his first match as Leeds manager.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Plenty of United fans made the trip over despite the low-key affair, while many in attendance were also Irish, and the former Swansea City boss showcased his full arsenal of superlatives when describing the supporters.

Asked by TV Yorkshire if he was amazed at the support that he had seen, Monk, shaking his head, responded: "Oh god. Incredible. Obviously I've been involved in football for a long time - over 20 odd years - but to see that away support was fantastic - amazing, but we have to use it right and give them [fans] something to be excited about."

Swansea manager Garry Monk

There is plenty to get excited about from a Leeds perspective so far this summer; not only the arrival of Monk himself, but six additions to the playing staff.

Monk has recruited Marcus Antonsson, Hadi Sacko, Matt Grimes, Kyle Bartley, Robert Green and Kemar Roofe in what's been a productive transfer window so far - and more are expected.

The 38-year-old coach said to LUTV after the win that he, along with owner Massimo Cellino and chief executive Ben Mansford, was working hard to get new faces in the door.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino

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