Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman offers his prediction on Leeds United's chances this season

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Don Goodman doesn't think Leeds will be challenging the top eight this season.

Swansea manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk

Pundit Don Goodman has told The Mirror that he doesn't see Leeds United pushing for a place in the top eight of the Championship this season.

The Whites have had another action-packed summer, as Massimo Cellino removed another manager in Steve Evans, with former Swansea boss Garry Monk taking the reins at Elland Road.

General view inside the stadium before the game

Monk, who guided Swansea to an eight-placed finish, has been backed with a host of new signings, as the likes of Robert Green, Kyle Bartley, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe have all arrived at Elland Road.

However, Monk has seen star midfielder Lewis Cook leave the club for Bournemouth, leaving the Whites with something of a hole to fill in the centre of midfield.

Leeds United's Charlie TaylorLeeds United's Charlie Taylor

With such a strong summer and a promising manager at the helm, some are tipping Leeds as a dark horse for the play-offs - but Leeds-born pundit Don Goodman isn't so sure about that idea.

Goodman, best known for his punditry on Sky Sports, told The Mirror that he thinks manager Monk will get time to build something at Elland Road, and most of the signings made appear to be his choices rather than those of chairman Massimo Cellino - but ultimately can't see Leeds breaking into the top eight, never mind achieving a spot in the play-offs.

Oxford's Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring their first goalNew Leeds signing Kemar Roofe celebrates scoring for Oxford

"It looks as though Garry Monk may get some time," said Goodman. "The signings appear to be his although Lewis Cook’s departure to Bournemouth will be a loss. Hard to see any impact on the top eight," he added.

Ahead of Sunday's kick off against QPR, Goodman also suggested that in-demand left back Charlie Taylor will be Leeds' player to watch this season, whilst their signing of the summer has been forward Kemar Roofe.

Roofe scored 26 goals in all competitions for Oxford last season, hence Goodman's praise for him, and he should play a huge role for Monk's Leeds this term.

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