Garry Monk tips Norwich City to win the Championship ahead of EFL Cup clash

Leeds' boss Garry Monk is tipping Norwich City to win the Championship ahead of the clubs EFL Cup me

Leeds' boss Garry Monk is tipping Norwich City to win the Championship ahead of the clubs EFL Cup meeting on Tuesday. Photo: Simon Galloway/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City may have had a week to forget in the Championship but Leeds' chief Garry Monk is tipping the Canaries to lift the title ahead of the clubs' EFL Cup tie at Elland Road on Tuesday.

Monk turned on the charm offensive following his side's 1-0 league win at Wolves, which moved them into the top 10 on 20 points. City crashed to a first home league defeat on Saturday against Preston but Monk feels Alex Neil's squad will proved its worth over the long haul.

'For me, Norwich is my favourites to win the league,' he told BBC Radio Yorkshire. 'I know Newcastle are up there as well, but for me Norwich have kept a lot of their squad which were with them in the Premier League and they have added some good players in the summer. They are a squad which has been together in a higher league, so you expect it (the match on Tuesday night) to be tough.

'We have a young group and they are showing a determination of trying to improve. When we get disappointments we are very critical, that is the environment we have created and that is important for them to grow, when we come out on the pitch we want them to respond. You can see the determination in their eyes, everyday they come to training, they want to work hard and get better. The team are enjoying their performances, they enjoy being together out on the pitch and that is important.'


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