Garry Monk Delighted With Performance After Convincing Win Over Shamrock Rovers

Published on: 16 July 2016

Leeds United manager Garry Monk hailed his side's improvement following the Whites' 3-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers in a pre-season friendly, as reported by theYorkshire Evening Post.

Chris Wood's clinical penalty and a brace from new signing Marcus Antonsson sealed Leeds' comfortable win over a young Rovers side.

Monk said:It was definitely an improvement on Wednesday. I had a good meeting with the players after Wednesday's game and there were a lot of things that we needed to work on but I saw a definite improvement today and that's always good.

Again, there are things that we need to improve on still but that's quite natural and it was good to end two really good weeks away with two wins. Even though I'm not so focused on the results, wins give confidence to the players and it was important they saw improvement from Wednesday.

There was more team ethic out there than I saw on Wednesday - a little bit more cohesive.�

Shamrock Rovers' line-up consisted mainly of youth players after playing their fierce rivals Bohemians at the Tallaght Stadium a day before.

Monk stressed that winning is all that matters at the moment in order to build confidence.

I wouldn't disrespect them too much. They were a step up from Wednesday night in terms of their level of the club here and as much as you can look at the game like that, the improvement for me was in the amount that we dominated. To dominate them so much was pleasing from my side.�