Leeds United boss Garry Monk insists that he is not a manager who is reluctant to defend, but he would much rather win a match with an attacking team.

The former Swansea manager finally got a taste of Championship success as his side beat Sheffield Wednesday away from home this Saturday.

The Whites headed to Hillsborough having not won a match this season.

The result was proof of Leeds' defensive prowess as Monk's side managed to hold on to the clean sheet in spite of enjoying only 35 per cent overall possession as compared to the home side's 65.

The 37-year-old is not too worried about the statistics as he insists that he very well understands the necessity of defending well.

However, he is also quick to add that despite his reputation as a manager who likes to attack, he would not shy away from the possibility if that is necessary to win a match.  


"I'm not afraid to make team selections and make teams attacking. That's what I want", Monk told LUTV.

"I said at the very start I am an attack-minded manager, but I'm also one who understands you need to defend very well as well.

"We have to be an adaptable team.

"I'd like us to try and play on the front foot and if we can win games with an attacking team on the pitch that's what I'd like to do."