Leeds United boss Garry Monk has admitted difficulty in picking a starting eleven from his squad, but insists that he will do it based on the nature of the opposition on Saturday, when the Whites play Nottingham Forest.

The Whites are on a two-match winning run, having beaten Luton 1-0 in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, where he made as many as eleven changes to the side that played against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.

With his changes both times having seen wins, the former Swansea City boss will face the dilemma of choosing the best eleven for the away trip to the City Ground this weekend.

However, he insists that he will choose the team based on the nature of the opposition and how best he can affect them. Monk also took time to give an update on his squad, revealing that apart from long term injury absentee Gaetano Berardi, the full group will be available for selection.

“Everyone’s good at this moment in time – as it was before Sheffield Wednesday”, Monk told his club's official website.  


“There’s only Berardi that’s injured at the moment, so it’s good news.

“Everyone came through Tuesday unscathed. There were some tired legs towards the end, which is to be expected, but they all came through.

“It’s never easy to pick a team when it’s very competitive.

"As I have been doing, I’ll look at the opposition and see how we can best affect them, best defend against their strengths and pick a team accordingly.

“As the season goes on, we’ll have a more settled squad.

"I’m sure the squad will feel more settled once the window closes and understand where it stands – then we can work in an even better way.

“It should always be like that in a squad where’s there’s competition for places – and healthy competition."