Garry Monk shares silly thing Leeds United players do that annoys him

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

Leeds United will be hoping to finish the season strongly, and still harbour thoughts of automatic promotion.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

Whites boss Garry Monk sat down to speak to the media during his pre-match press conference, and highlighted how he has warned his players to stop doing silly things which lead to bookings, as the threat of suspension hangs over the heads of many of his key men, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds are currently sitting in fifth position in the Championship table, eight points adrift of the automatic promotion spots, and the general mood around Elland Road is the best that it has been for years.

And with so many important games ahead of them, there is a worry that they could be without some of their most important players with Luke Ayling and Kyle Bartley being just one caution away from receiving a two-match ban.

Pontus Jansson is also walking on thin ice, and is three yellow cards away from a three game suspension.

Monk spoke to the media about his side's disciplinary problems, and was adamant that he doesn't tell his players to change the way they actually play the game to avoid bookings, but insisted that they must cut out the silly, needless actions which lead to yellow cards, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post:

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“It’s not a situation you want. A player’s there to deliver his best performance, whatever he needs to do. I never mention about not taking a yellow card because they’re only one away from a ban or anything like that. With Bartley and Ayling there hasn’t really been anything behind their bookings other than them playing their game. The problem I have are when they’re silly yellow cards or needless yellow cards – when it’s dissent, kicking the ball away or something stupid. That’s when you get annoyed and it becomes difficult."

Monk's men head to Portman Road tomorrow to take on Ipswich Town, and a win to back up their victory against Bristol City on Tuesday night would go a long way to bringing the feel-good feeling back to Elland Road.

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