Monk upbeat on play-off chances

Faith Castro
April 19, 2017

"These are three of the biggest games of our lives".

One fan shared that Berardi should be given a rest for the weekend with Taylor replacing him, while others felt that the one-time capped Switzerland global should move to the right.

Garry Monk's side were well on course for the top six heading into the worldwide break but a return of four points from five games has seen them drop out on goal difference.

"I know 100% that this group will give everything in these next three games and if we take nine points then we give ourselves a great chance".

"Now we have to change that mentality to be a team that goes on the hunt and lets it all go.

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We were strong defensively in the second half and a threat on the break". He has seen his Leeds United career go from a pre-season appearance against an Isle of Man XI, signed to the U-18s, a cameo in the last game of the 2015/16 season to that of a bona fide first-team regular - as the picture below shows.

For much of the season it has appeared that Leeds would secure a play-off berth but now the situation is much less certain.

The Whites have three massive games remaining with trips to relegation battlers Burton and Wigan and a home clash with Norwich on the penultimate day of the season.

While Wolves' matchwinner Nouha Dicko may have grabbed the headlines after scoring the goal that knocked Leeds out of the top six for the first time in five months, left-back Matt Doherty deserves his fair share of the plaudits.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk has insisted that he is still confident that the club will finish the season inside the Championship playoff places.

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