Garry Monk has criticised the team for costly errors which have left Leeds with just 4 points after 5 league games. The new head-coach will probably enjoy the chance to get on the training pitch in the next couple of weeks and work to improve the deficiencies in the side. Despite a poor start to the season there has been encouraging signs and in this league it’s very hard to judge teams until 10 games in. Derby went into the first break with 4 points last season and came back and were around top by Christmas.

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“We’re disappointed,” said Monk. “We came here with confidence but gave ourselves an uphill battle from two set-pieces.

“We had the chances to equalise – we just need to be more clinical. Our general play was good but errors cost us.

“It’s something we need to improve quickly. If the players can’t do that, things will need to change. We gifted them two soft goals, which made it difficult.”

“But in general play we were the better team. From the 46th minute they were wasting time, they looked nervous when it came to holding on to their 1-0 lead. But we never really pushed them back.”

“We needed to be more clinical, we needed to take our chances. We conceded soft goals and Forest did nothing in general play otherwise.”

“We have the international break now and some time for us to work on things, to drill a few things into the players.”

“We need to cut out the sloppiness and the individual errors. We have the squad to address this.”

There’s no point in hiding that we haven’t been good enough so far but it’s almost laughable to me that some fans are calling for Monks head so early on. Players need time to gel and the coaching staff need time to get their ideas over throughout the season. We need to stick with Monk, we have 10 new signings trying to adapt and that will take some patience. Honest and blunt from Garry Monk here.

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