Leeds fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against struggling Derby on Saturday as their resurgence hit a speed bump.
Leeds United manager Garry Monk
Leeds were unable to ignite their Championship campaign following the international break as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Derby. After the match, Garry Monk spoke to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the need for his players to learn form their defeat on Saturday.
The loss to Steve McClaren's men leaves Leeds in 13th place with 16 points, 10 points shy of Norwich City at the top of the table.
Their next game sees them take on Wigan Athletic on Tuesday evening as they look to kickstart their Championship campaign following the international break.
Leeds manager Garry Monk
Many of the fans were left frustrated with their side as they watched Leeds fail to really implement themselves in the first-half on Saturday. While they were far better in the second 45, they were unable to find a way through a Derby side that was entirely beatable.
It is vital that Monk's side pick up all three points against Wigan then, who are struggling in 22nd in the Championship with 10 points. If they are to challenge for promotion this season then they have to beat the teams that are below them in the league.
With the crunch match on Tuesday night drawing closer, Garry Monk told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "We didn’t get the best out of the squad and I don’t think that was down to a lack of effort – more small margins and us not being at our best. But we were very solid and we didn’t give too much away too much".
Swansea manager Garry Monk
"Elland Road’s been great for us and we’ve won the last four there so we’ll look to put on a positive performance and get a result. We have to get the right reaction, which we’ve proved in the past we can do".
"We have to make sure we get the result we want".
Monk clearly sees that it is vital their response is immediate and positive. The players will be desperate to get back on the pitch and prove that their poor performance against Derby was a one off.
Garry Monk manager of Leeds United