New Leeds United signing Luke Ayling outlines what Garry Monk told him and how he will fit in

Luke Ayling of Bristol City (R) in action with Nathan Byrne of Wolverhampton Wanderers

The full-back hopes his ball-playing style will fit in perfectly at Elland Road.

Bristol City's Luke Ayling and Walsall's Jordy Hiwula  in action

New Leeds United signing Luke Ayling has told the club's official website that Garry Monk wants him to play football "in the right way", something to which he hopes his ball-playing style will lend itself perfectly.

Ayling became the Whites' eighth signing of the summer when he signed a three-year deal at Elland Road to complete a move from Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old has taken the vacant number two shirt for the Whites and will be hoping to nail down a regular spot in the Yorkshire side's defence.

Ayling made 94 appearances in just two seasons for City, winning the Football League Trophy and promotion from League One in his first season at the club, in which he did not miss a single league game.

Leeds United's Mustapha Carayol in action with Bristol City's Luke Ayling

Last season he was not the same ever-present, but still played 36 times in all competitions to hep the newly-promoted side avoid immediate relegation back to the third tier.

He is now aiming to help the cause at Elland Road, and revealed that Garry Monk told him upon his arrival that he wants the player to use his ball-playing style of defending to help the Whites play football "the right way".

Ayling told Leeds' official website: "I heard about five days ago that there might be a chance of me coming here, then things started to move quickly on Monday night and I started driving down this week. I was really happy.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

"Garry Monk has told me that he wants me to come in and play football in the right way. He likes players to get on the ball and show themselves and be the player that they want to be.

"I hope to bring loads of energy and get up and down the wing. I think I’m quite good with the ball at my feet and I always try to play football in the right way. I can’t wait for the prospect of playing at Elland Road on Saturday in the first game back here. It’s going to be packed and I can’t wait to get out there in front of the fans."

Ayling will be hoping to be thrown straight into action for his new side when Leeds host Birmingham City in their first home game of the new campaign on Saturday.

Luke Ayling of Bristol City (R) in action with Nathan Byrne of Wolverhampton Wanderers

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