Leeds United are the only 'huge club' in Yorkshire - Rotherham boss

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Steve Evans has named the only huge club in Yorkshire - Leeds United.

The Rotherham manager was speaking in the wake of a 2-0 victory over Blackburn, with the Millers achieving the results courtesy of a goal from former Whites forward Luciano Becchio.

With the victory, League One Play-Off winners Rotherham moved to just two points behind Leeds, with fellow Yorkshire-based club Sheffield Wednesday three points ahead of the Elland Road outfit.

Wednesday travel to Elland Road on Saturday, before Leeds then travel to the New York Stadium to face the Millers on October 17, and Evans has already started preparing for an upset against the only huge team in the county.

As reported by Leon Wobschall of the Yorkshire Evening Post, Evans made the statement in the post-match conference on Tuesday night.

Leeds certainly have a claim to be a huge club in the county, although their trophy haul is similar to those of current Championship rivals Huddersfield Town and Wednesday. However, the Whites have endured the most success over their history, with the Terriers and Wednesday winning just one trophy between them since the close of the 1934/35 season - when Wednesday won the FA Cup.

Yorkshire has a storied past in footballing history, and Leeds are certainly one of the teams that have helped build this aura of greatness that surrounds the county. Whilst Evans surely only made the statement to increase pressure on the Whites in the run up to their tough local derbies, he makes a point that is valid - and certainly accepted by a large portion of the footballing community.

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