Leeds United head-coach Garry Monk admitted his side needs to “play better”, following a disappointing draw with QPR on Saturday, reports the club’s official website.
Monk watched on as his side were held to a goalless draw by Ian Holloway’s side, leaving their place in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs vulnerable.
Saturday’s stalemate was Leeds’ second successive draw, after Monk’s side were held by Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday.
Monk refused to be too negative about recent results, claiming after Saturday, they were a point closer to their target, but did admit his side must perform better when title-chasing Brighton and Hove Albion visit Elland Road on Saturday, he told LUTV:
“This group are more than capable and we know there will be ups and downs, our players have always responded well and we have suffered a little negative with the result, but we are six games unbeaten and we need to keep that points tally going.
“We will focus again for next week, we know we will have to play better against Brighton next week who are an excellent side and look good for automatic promotion.”
Leeds have surprised many this season by staging an unlikely promotion push, and are currently fourth in the Championship table.
Their automatic promotion hopes are now looking slim, as they trail Saturday’s opponents Brighton by 11-points, with just nine fixtures of the Championship season remaining.
Monk’s side may also face a battle to secure a place in the top-six, with Fulham now just six-points behind Leeds, following their impressive 3-1 victory over Newcastle United.
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