Garry Monk looks ahead to the trip to Molineux...
Leeds United head to Wolverhampton Wanderers this Saturday in the Championship with Head Coach Garry Monk confident his side will use the last two games as motivation to pick up at positive result at Molineux.
A 1-0 loss at Derby County was followed by a 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night, with the team conceding a 90th minute equaliser.
“We don’t want to make those mistakes, especially when you’ve got your hands on three points. I think we’ve done well in those situations this season, it’s the first time we’ve conceded that late in a game. We’re not happy about it, we have to correct those things, learn from them and make sure it doesn’t happen again or that it’s very difficult to happen again. All those things are for us correct, work with the players and take into the next game.
“They were games that we wanted to win, so we didn’t get the points that we deserved or that we wanted. We could quite easily be sat here with three or five more points and we’re very aware of that.
“In terms of confidence it’s very good, we’re still trying to improve certain things but we’re competing very very well in all the games now. We’re nice and solid, we’re trying to improve our offensive work as well but it takes time. The players are showing a great attitude, we’re disappointed not getting the three points that we deserved but we don’t have time to dwell on that.
“We’re very focused on the game at Wolves, we have to move on very quickly and go into that game more determined to put more of our good football on the pitch and keep playing the way we are, keep competing and hope that some of those small margins go our way.”
Liam Bridcutt and Stuart Dallas will both miss the game through injury although Monk revealed Dallas is getting closer to a return.
“Stewart won’t be involved this weekend but we’re hoping he could be back for the Burton game next week.
“Liam is progressing well, he’s not going to be ready before the next international break but we’re hoping he’ll be ready soon afterwards. We hope he’s back sooner rather than later, he’s the Captain of the club, he’s a good player but we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
Wolves sit one point and two places below the Whites in the table with Leeds coming out on top in the last visit to Molinuex winning 3-2 in December.
“Everyone looks at the league table and think some games are easier than others and they’re not. They are all the same, they are so competitive with close margins deciding them. Nearly every team is fluctuating in results. They’ve got a big squad and it’s a difficult place to go to but we have to focused on ourselves. We go down there determined to put on a good performance and come away with a good result.”