Isn't it time Garry Monk got more credit? All hail a valid Championship Manager of the Season candidate

Garry Monk

For only the second time since they were relegated from the Premier League in 2004, Leeds United have a genuine chance to return to the top flight.

With three-quarters of the season gone, they sit fourth in the Championship with an eight-point cushion above seventh place. If they beat QPR at home this weekend, Leeds will have 68 points with nine games remaining – just two wins shy of the average points total required to secure a play-off berth over the course of their 12-year exile. It’s a remarkable feat that has developed without fanfare.

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