Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has bemoaned his side’s defending from set-pieces, which he feels cost them the points at Nottingham Forest.

Pajtim Kasami scored his first goal for Forest when he side footed a volley from a corner to give the lead to the home side in the 16th minute, but Leeds always looked like coming back into the game with their regular forays into Forest’s final third.

However, another corner in the 71st minute led to Forest’s second goal when Damien Perquis scored his maiden goal for his new team with a downward header, and made it an uphill task for Leeds.

Kalvin Phillips pulled one goal back for Leeds at the City Ground from a superb free-kick in the 83rd minute, but the game was put to bed by Oliver Burke’s goal in stoppage time.

Monk lashed out his side for another shoddy defensive display during set-pieces, which led to the first two goals, and warned his players that he won’t be afraid to change things if they don’t learn quickly from their errors.  


On Leeds’ set-piece defending, Monk told reporters after the match: "It is something we need to improve quickly.

“If the players can't do that, things will need to change.

"It costs you and it's cost us today.

"We have to learn quickly.

"If we can cut out the silly mistakes we can be a real force.

"You can all see the potential."

Monk will be hoping to iron out some of the flaws from their defending before Leeds take on Huddersfield after the international break.