Leeds must change mentality now, says Monk

Posted April 19, 2017

Wolves beat Brentford and Fulham on the road in March and they were full value for their half-time lead against an out-of-sorts Leeds.

Noel Whelan admits he is anxious about the psychological damage the Leeds United players will have suffered from losing at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers and slipping out of the playoff places.

United performed poorly against a counter-attacking away side, as they recorded their 14th defeat of the season - the highest out of all top eight teams.

There was one final scare for the visitors with just a minute to go when Kemar Roofe's loping header back across goal appeared to be dropping into the back of the net.

"We're disappointed with that result. mWe didn't want that to happen at this stage of the season".

"We now have to change our mentality and it can be a unsafe situation for other teams because they can change their mentality to protecting a little bit". It's still a really good situation for us. We've got no time to feel sorry for ourselves.

"This is the interesting part". Weve spent so long in there with a points advantage and now we dont have that.

Monk added: "We have to go on the hunt". When you're in there, there's a different pressure.

Now with the Whites facing a make-or-break last three games of the season against Burton Albion, Norwich City and Wigan Athletic, the youngster is about to present both the club's management and fans with the most welcome of news - his readiness to return to the fray.

"We were excellent and should have been two or three up in the first half".

But they were poor in the first half and, though improved somewhat in the second, could not claim to have deserved anything against a Wolves side that had their number and won 1-0.