Sheffield Wednesday: Garry Monk sees parallels between Owls and Leeds United

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Garry Monk believes there are some similarities between his current Leeds United side and the Sheffield Wednesday team who reached the 2016 Championship Play-Off Final.

The Owls face Leeds at Elland Road tomorrow lunchtime, kick-off 12:30pm, in a crunch promotion clash. After 33 matches, Leeds and Wednesday occupy fifth and sixth position respectively and are level on points.

Few pundits tipped the Whites to mount a top sixh challenge at the start of the season but boss Monk has defied the odds and turned them into serious contenders.

Monk, who enjoyed a loan spell at Hillsborough during his playing days, said: “There possibly are parallels between ourselves this season and Sheffield Wednesday last season.

“That is probably for you guys to decide. I just look at our group and where we are now compared to the start of the season, we have done incredibly well. There are big improvements.

“We have moved forward (since the August win at Hillsborough) but so have Sheffield Wednesday. Nothing can be taken out of that first game and put into this one.

“Sheffield Wednesday are a very good side. Their whole squad is very experienced and they have added after a successful season last year.

“More players arrived in the summer and even more in January. They will come here after a defeat in midweek and be even more determined to correct that.”