Leeds United fans have promised manager Garry Monk that they will create a wall of noise in this weekend’s cash against Brighton at Elland Road.
The former Swansea City boss has called on the supporters to make the difference following two frustrating results.
The Whites suffered an injury-time late equaliser against Fulham at Craven Cottage on March 7, and they followed that up with a stalemate at home to Queens Park Rangers.
Neither team could find the back of the net and they were forced to settle for a point, but Monk wants much more this weekend.
Leeds remain in a strong position in the Championship given that they are fourth in the table, five points clear of seventh-placed Fulham.
It is highly unlikely that Monk’s men will break into the automatic promotion spots due to Newcastle and Brighton having an 11-point advantage over them, but a route into the Premier League is still visible.
Ahead of Saturday’s game at Elland Road, Monk urged the fans to crank up the noise.
The Yorkshire Evening Post quotes Monk as saying:
“What I have written in my programme notes this week is that it’s time to crank up the noise. The fans have been fantastic, there have been amazing atmospheres and I have spoken to people that have been here for many years that have seen the atmospheres at Elland Road and they say it’s been a long time since they have seen the types of atmospheres that we have had here.
“That’s great to know, it’s great confidence for the players and it’s great for the fans as well. That’s what we all want, but it’s time to crank it up. It’s time for everyone to be together.”
After Monk’s comments, fans took to Twitter to inform the manager that they will be at their loudest for Leeds, who are on course to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
— Zac-Leeds (@LeedsZac) March 16, 2017
— Phil Fraser (@Phil_Fraser) March 16, 2017
— SMILEY BADGE (@BadgeSmiley) March 16, 2017
— George Harker (@RatherLargeOne) March 16, 2017
— Keith Holmes (@Gib_Ape) March 16, 2017
— Tom Raynor (@TOMLUFC1995) March 16, 2017
— Si Hayward (@hayward_si) March 16, 2017
— Alex Laws (@official_lawsy) March 16, 2017