Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has brushed off the importance of the opinions of anyone other than those inside the club, as he dimissed questions over whether he is under pressure at Elland Road.

Monk has reshaped the Leeds squad since being appointed in the summer, bringing in a whopping eleven new players, but results have not flowed and Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Huddersfield United was the Whites' fourth in six Championship games.

Leeds were poor against the Championship table toppers and Monk was asked whether, given the club have often chopped and changed head coaches in recent years, he is feeling the pressure.

"It's got nothing to do with that [pressure], I focus on the job", he shot back on BBC Radio Leeds.

"I'm working as hard as I possibly can with these players. It's a new group, new players, it takes time to gel and they are trying their hardest", he explained.


"You can see the effort is there, but it's not quite clicking for them."

And Monk brushed off criticism from fans and pundits alike, saying the only opinions that count for him come from those within the club.

"We will continue to work. I don't listen to anyone else.

"I'm not here to worry about what someone outside of the club has to say or what their opinion is – all that matters is the opinion of us within here and how we're working", he said.

"Everyone knows how I work and what I'm trying to do here and I'll continue to do that."

Leeds now sit third bottom of the Championship table with four points from six games and face a crunch clash on Tuesday night when Blackburn Rovers are the visitors to Elland Road.