Leeds United head coach Garry Monk believes it is important to keep the unpredictability in Hadi Sacko’s game, which he feels could be a huge weapon for his team.

Joining Leeds from Sporting Lisbon this summer on loan, the Frenchman has been a key player for Monk this season, and was instrumental in their 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night at Elland Road.

Struggling for form this season, Leeds needed a spark against Blackburn, and Sacko stepped up to the plate and played a key role in breaking the deadlock for the Whites.

Monk admits that he feels delighted to work with a player of the winger’s ability and despite the raw nature of his talent, the Leeds boss feels it is important that the unpredictability in his game remains intact, as it could be a great weapon for his side going forward.

Asked about Sacko at a press conference after the game, Monk explained: “He’s done really well since he walked through the door.  


“He’s fantastic to work with.

"He’s still a little bit raw in certain areas of his game and that’s for us to help and work on with him but he’s a very naturally gifted player.

"You don’t want to take away too much from his game because that unpredictability can be a big weapon. It’s helped us already this season.

“He understands what we expect from him and how we’re going to work with him and he typified how the group was – the character, the perseverance and the quality that was needed.”

The 22-year-old has made seven league appearances for Leeds thus far, scoring once and assisting two more goals.