Leeds United have recovered well from a poor start to life under Garry Monk.
Leeds United manager Garry Monk
Speaking to the club's official website, Leeds boss Garry Monk highlighted how his side have become competitive, even during their defeats, as evidence of their progress under his stewardship.
The Elland Road outfit have managed to turnaround what was a very disappointing beginning to their campaign, and have strung together four wins from their last six league outings.
Monk's men were unlucky to leave the iPro Stadium with nothing on Saturday, after they outperformed Derby County for large spells of the game, but the Leeds boss took their display as a positive, when speaking to leedsunited.com:
Leeds United's manager Garry Monk
“We have seen the team grow, we have become more competitive, even in that game on Saturday, and that’s a real good sign of progress for ourselves."
The West Yorkshire club face a run of three Championship games that look very winnable, on paper at least, starting with a home match against Wigan Athletic tonight, followed by a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers and another home fixture against Burton Albion.
Garry Monk manager of Leeds United
They currently sit in 13th position in the Championship table, but are only four points outside the top-six, and a return of at least seven points from those games mentioned could see Leeds back in contention for a play-off spot.
The Championship is a war of attrition, however, so consistency over the course of the season will be vitally important for Monk's side, should they harbour any ambition of promotion this term.
Leeds manager Garry Monk