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Leeds United boss Garry Monk wants players

Leeds United's manager Garry Monk

The Leeds United boss is hoping to do a bit of business in January.

Garry Monk has told Call Callymore that he fully intends to strengthen Leeds United during the January transfer window.

Leeds are fifth in the Championship after 20 matches but they have been one of the division's strongest sides over the past two months or so.

Monk's side went down 2-0 at second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday for their second defeat in six league outings - the first being a 2-0 defeat by top-of-the-table Newcastle United at Elland Road last month.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

As it stands, the Whites have a very good chance of finishing in the top six and booking a playoff spot come May, but things can change very quickly in the Championship and Leeds have a rigourous end to the calendar year, with four more league matches coming before January.

The former Swansea City boss is well aware that he will need more bodies this winter, admitting that he has already spoken to the club about signings.

"Yeah of course. I've spoken to the club about that. We're not a big squad as it is and we've already had bumps and bruises [because] it's a tough league," he told Call Callymore.

Leeds manager Garry Monk

"The Championship is relentless. The lads have put in a lot of physical effort into the games so I think the squad does need to be helped."

The 38-year-old manager signed plenty of new players in the summer and many of those have proven fine acquisitions - Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson in particular.

He has proven himself quite adept at bringing in new talent and Leeds fans will hope he can reproduce that magic during the winter window.

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