Garry Monk provides injury update; hopeful key Leeds man will be available

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

Leeds United's Kyle Bartley has been superb so far this season.

During an interview with BBC Radio Leeds, Whites boss Garry Monk provided an injury update on Kyle Bartley, after the defender picked up a knock during his side's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa last night.

The 25-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at Elland Road from Swansea City, and has impressed so far this term with a succession of dominating displays in the heart of the Leeds defence.

Kyle Bartley of Leeds United celebrates at the end of the game with Stuart DallasKyle Bartley of Leeds United celebrates 

But there were concerns for Bartley last night, after he picked up what looked like a head injury,

Monk, however, told BBC Radio Leeds that the injury sustained by the defender was a kick to the knee, and that he is hoping he will be fit for Monday's game at home to Rotherham United:

"Had the game been after another 24 hours, he would have been okay. Actually he took a knock to the knee, nothing to do with clash of heads, and that was fine. It was a bit sore yesterday, but I am sure he will be fine for the weekend [Monday].”

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the matchLeeds United manager Garry Monk 

Th West Yorkshire side currently sit in fourth position in the Championship table, but will be desperately disappointed that they did not win the game last night.

They thoroughly deserved all three points, but one huge positive for Monk and his side will be how hard they have proved to be to beat over this past month - a quality that will be crucial during the chase for promotion.

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