Garry Monk is more than ready for the Sunday kick-off against Newcastle United. He’s sure that the players are well prepared and is confident we know what we’re coming up against. The likes of Dwight Gayle, Aleksander Mitrovic, Jonjo Shelvy and Matt Ritchie all arrive at Elland Road in brilliant form, and it’s sure to be the gaffers toughest test yet.

Garry Monk spoke today, ahead of Sundays big game.

“The group is good in terms of injuries, Liam Bridcutt is still out but looking to get back on the pitches in the next week or two,” said Monk.

“The only negative has been Pablo Hernandez straining his hamstring at Norwich, he is unlikely to make the weekend which is disappointing.

“Pablo was performing extremely well, against Norwich he was excellent and linked out attacking game really well, he will struggle for Sunday but everyone else is raring to go.

“Eunan O’Kane has trained, he has a little niggly injury which needs to be managed in the right way and he will be available for the weekend.

“Stuart Dallas has been training through the international break, we have been building him up, the international game came just too soon for him, but he should be ready for Sunday.”

Monk also spoke about his sides opponents, who are undefeated since mid-September and have won their past seven games.

“On paper this will be the toughest test of the season, they are top of the league, which means they have been the best team so far,” added Monk.

“They have high calibre players and a high calibre manager, they have the most expensive team in the league, so you would expect them to be where they are.

“Our approach is no different, our job is to give 100% and try and put our best football on the pitch and we know that when we do that we can fight for a result.

“We have a capacity crowd ready to support the team, we want to send people home happy and we are going out there determined to win the game.”


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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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