Garry Monk fears 3G pitch could be a problem for Leeds
Championship high-fliers Leeds take on non-league Sutton in the FA Cup fourth round at Gander Green Lane, which has a 3G pitch.
Monk believes Leeds could struggle on artificial grass but insists there are no excuses for his players not to progress to the fifth round.
The Leeds manager says he will make a host of changes for the FA Cup clash as he keeps an eye on the Championship trip to Blackburn three days later.
Garry Monk to make a number of changes for Sutton clash
“We will have to make changes, we have a game against Blackburn Rovers the following Wednesday,” said Monk.
“We have to get the balance right in the squad to be competitive in both games, so there will be changes because we have to think about the squad correctly.
“Our aim doesn’t change, we want to win, we have that mentality, we want to go to Sutton and put on a good performance.
“Whoever steps on that pitch knows exactly what is expected of them and the levels they need to reach, I have confidence in all of my players and all of the squad.
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“Sutton will think this is an opportunity to beat us, so we have to be ready and prepared for that.
“The pitch changes the game, it is a different surface and one we are not used to, but there are no excuses from us and we have to be ready for it.
“I am sure our players are capable of dealing with it, we have a game plan and want to impose that on the opposition, if we can do that to the levels we know we can, we can cause them problems.”