Monk Facing One Match Ban

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By Ian Waterhouse

Leeds manager Garry Monk will likely be charged with a one match touchline ban after being sent to the stands during the Whites 1-0 defeat away to Bristol City a week last Tuesday.

Monk (37) pleaded guilty to a Misconduct Charge brought to him by the FA after a heated exchange with the fourth official and was sent to the stands in the 87th minute by referee Keith Stroud at Ashton Gate.

Monk, was in defiant mood at the time however, saying: – “The fourth official got involved but other than that I don’t know what happened. It’s no big problem. You stick up for your team when you think there has been an injustice. That’s part of the job.”

The ban will come into effect for this weekend’s away trip to face an out of sorts Derby County who themselves are in disarray after head coach Nigel Pearson was suspended after falling out with owner Mel Morris.

Chris Powell is expected to be in charge for the visit of Leeds.

Derby County v Leeds United – Sat 15th October – 3pm Kick off.

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