Leeds United head coach Garry Monk acknowledges the importance of the Elland Road faithful.
Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has revealed on the club’s official website what the players have discussed about Elland Road and the fans.
The Whites are one of the biggest clubs of England and have a very loyal fanbase.
The West Yorkshire outfit regularly get over 20,000 fans for their home games in the Championship.
Monk, who was appointed the Leeds head coach in the summer following the departure of Steve Evans at the end of the 2015-16 season, has revealed what the players have discussed about Elland Road and the supporters.
The former Swansea City manager has said that the Leeds players understand the fans’ support and how it affects opposition teams.
“Result dictate that feeling but the fans and players are understanding,” Monk told Leeds’s official website. “I talked earlier in the season about that apprehension with these young players playing for a big club in front of an expectant crowd and they had to overcome that. The players are doing that now, they are enjoying the football at Elland Road.
“They feel the real support of the fans, really good atmospheres and the best part is when the team have had to dig in, the crowd are right with them. That’s massively important, I know quite a few occasions where that has really helped.
"The lads have talked about it afterwards, that feeling of the crowd with them and putting the fear into the opposition.
“The crowd see the team giving 100%, and how we are trying to play and improve every game. We are fighting at Elland Road all together and that’s very important for us going forward.”
Leeds will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Wigan Athletic at Elland Road in the Championship.
The Whites will head into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Derby County away from home at the iPro Stadium in the league.
Monk’s side are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 16 points from 12 matches, just four points behind sixth-placed Birmingham City.