Alex Purver shares Garry Monk discussion before Guiseley loan exit

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United youngster Alex Purver joined Guiseley on loan in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United youngster Alex Purver has revealed to The Yorkshire Evening Post the discussion he had with head coach Garry Monk before his loan move to Guiseley.

Purver joined National League outfit Guiseley on loan from Championship club Leeds in the summer transfer window. The 20-year-old midfielder is scheduled to remain at Nethermoor Park until January 2.

The talented youngster has revealed the discussion he had with Leeds head coach Monk before leaving for Guiseley on loan.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

Purver has also stated his intention to return to Elland Road after his loan spell at Guiseley ends and break into the Leeds first team in the second half of the 2016-17 season.

“We just spoke at the end of pre-season and spoke about a loan option,” Purver told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “He said it would be really good for me to go out and play some men’s football.”

“I will see what things hold in January,” added the youngster. “But playing for Leeds is what I want to do.

“Hopefully this experience will bring a lot to my game and the knowledge to bring me on as a player to force my way into the Leeds team.

“The new manager has been really good in giving people a chance, whether it is in the cups or league. If I can get that opportunity, it would be brilliant.”

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

Purver is a talented and promising young midfielder, and playing for Guiseley for the next few months will help him develop and improve his game.

It will be very hard for the 20-year-old, who can also play at right-back, to break into the Leeds first team when he returns from his loan spell, though.

The West Yorkshire do have a number of midfielders, and Purver will have to work very hard in order to earn a place in the squad.

Leeds United manager Gary Monk

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