Leeds defender to face disciplinary action after refusing to play

Date published: Monday 8th May 2017 10:16

Charlie Taylor: Facing punishment

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor is set to face disciplinary action after he refused to play against Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

Garry Monk has confirmed that Leeds will take a “strong stance” as he faces punishment from the club.

The defender has been linked with moves to West Brom and Stoke City recently, and is out of contract in the summer meaning he will likely walk away for free.

Monk hit out at “naive” Taylor after he refused to play against Wigan, claiming he has been poorly advised all season.

“There’s no sugar-coating this – Charlie refused to play the game,” Monk said of the Leeds academy graduate.

“I think he’s been terribly advised. I think he’s been poorly advised all season. We’ve tried to guide him and help him. He’s a young lad, a good lad, but he’s a bit naive.

“To refuse to play the game, for me as a manager and for the club, that’s unacceptable. I’ve got a lot of time for Charlie, as we all have at the club.

“He’s not very experienced in these situations, and you need proper guidance, and people around you who can help you do things right.

“He’ll learn from this but, as a manager and a club, you cannot have a player refusing to play. The club will have a strong stance on this, I’m sure.”

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