Leeds manager vents frustration after player refuses to play

by Jamie Woodhouse

Gary Monk has lashed out at Charlie Taylor’s advisers, after the left back refused to play in Leeds’ final league game of the season.

Taylor, 23, has made over 100 first team appearances for Leeds, since breaking into the side in 2011. His contract expires at the end of the season, and Taylor has previously made it clear he does not wish to remain at Elland Road.

In his absence the whites lumbered to a 1-1 draw against relegated Wigan, after a Chris Wood penalty rescued a point.

Monk, who took charge of Leeds at the start of the season told BBC Radio Leeds: “”I’m hugely disappointed with Charlie. I think he’s been terribly advised all season.

“I understand he’s very young, and we’ve tried to help him and guide him from within, but it’s very difficult to get him fully committed.

“Had he had some better advice from the outside, I think we would have seen a better Charlie Taylor this season and left on better terms, if that’s what’s going to happen. But that’s over to the club and the player now.

“The club’s stance on it is very strong. Hopefully he learns from the mistake he’s made.”




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