Garry Monk has insisted his January additions will be given an opportunity for Leeds United before the end of the season, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Mo Barrow and Alfonso Pedraza were Leeds’ only signings during the January transfer window, with both wingers arriving on-loan, from Swansea and Villarreal respectively.
Both have failed for opportunities since their arrival at Elland Road, with Pedraza starting once and Barrow limited to substitute appearances.
Souleymane Doukara and Hadi Sacko were both preferred by Monk in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, with Stuart Dallas and Kemar Roofe used from the bench.
Despite their lack of involvement, Monk was bullish about his use of the club’s latest recruits: “They weren’t coming into a team that was in trouble.
“They were coming into a team and a group of players that were doing very well and competing extremely well.”
With Leeds’ fixtures coming around quickly, starting with two away games at Birmingham City and Fulham next week, Monk hinted both will play a part in the Championship run-in: “They are working incredibly well, they have already played minutes on the pitch and I am sure in the future games they are going to continue like the others.”
Leeds’ victory on Saturday saw them strengthen their grip on a place in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs, as Monk’s side moved fourth and eight-points clear of seventh placed Fulham.
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