Leeds manager Garry Monk claims defender Charlie Taylor refused to play at Wigan
Garry Monk says Leeds will adopt "a strong stance" after claiming Charlie Taylor refused to play in the final Sky Bet Championship clash of the season at Wigan.
The game at the DW Stadium ended 1-1, with Chris Wood equalising from the penalty spot at the start of the second half after Ryan Tunnicliffe had put Wigan ahead inside six minutes.
But all the talk after the game centred on the young left-back, whose future has been the subject of a great deal of speculation of late, amid rumours of Premier League interest.
"There's no sugar-coating this - Charlie refused to play the game," Leeds boss Monk said.
"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."
The point took Leeds' total for the campaign to 75 which, although five short of sixth-placed Fulham, still represents a decent achievement, according to Monk.
"We spoke to the players in pre-season, and we set some ambitious targets," he added.
"The players have pretty much reached what we spoke about.
"We spoke about a minimum points total, we spoke about clean sheets, we spoke about Elland Road becoming a fortress, we spoke about having a mentality.
"There are always improvements to be achieved, but we pretty much achieved everything we wanted to.
"We knew 75 points was an ambitious target, but in most other seasons it would have got us there (into the play-offs).
"Overall it's been a fantastic season, and I'm very proud to have been working with these guys.
"The stuff that's been put in place can only help the club to build, and that was really the most important thing about this season."
Wigan interim boss Graham Barrow was once again pleased with his side's performance, which on another day might have returned all three points.
"It was a decent way to finish the season, and we had chances at the end to have won it," said Barrow.
"We had to dig in a few times in that second half, because Leeds are a good side - one of the better sides we've played.
"I'm impressed with what Garry's done there, so fair play to him, but it was one of those games that we could have won.
"We sort of stuck to what we did at Reading last week, and we tweaked it a bit after the goal because they got a bit clever to it.
"They were getting in down the sides, with good movement, and they asked more questions of us than even Newcastle and Brighton in recent weeks.
"I can't understand why he (Monk) is under any sort of pressure really, because he's done a very good job."