Date: 5th April 2017 at 12:20pm
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Leeds United boss Garry Monk has praised Brentford after they beat his side 2-0 last night, reports Get West London.

Despite sitting in mid-table, Brentford comfortably dispatched high flying Leeds at Griffin Park on Tuesday night with first half goals from Romaine Sawyers and Lasse Vibe earning the West London outfit a deserved victory.

And while Garry Monk would obviously have been disappointed with the result, he insisted that Brentford must be praised for their impressive performance.

Former Swansea boss Monk insisted that there were “no excuses” but added that Brentford played one of the best first halves of football that he has watched all season.

Garry Monk said:

“Credit to them and how they played because they deserved the win.

“I’ve watched a lot of Brentford this season and that’s one of the best first-half displays I’ve seen from them.

“They made it very difficult for us.

“They got the two goals which made it difficult, but we tried to respond and we had our chances.

“What we needed was for one of them to go in.

It might have given us a chance to change the game, but it didn’t and no excuses.”

Moving on from praising Brentford, Monk spoke about the upcoming task at the weekend.

Leeds return to Elland Road, where they will host play-off chasing Preston North End and Garry Monk knows that his side need to pick up three points to cement their place in the top six.

Monk said:

“We have another opportunity on Saturday and I know already from speaking to the lads at the end that they’ll be ready to put on a performance.

“It’s not often we have had to face back-to-back defeats this season, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves.

“We are still in a strong position, the same as we were two games ago.

“At the start of the season, nobody would have thought we would be where we are now.

“This group isn’t prepared to let all of the hard work put in throughout the season go to waste.”