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Sol Bamba offers insight into dressing room discussions before Leeds' match with Fulham

Leeds United picked up a 1-1 draw against Fulham in Steve Evans' first match in charge.

Sol Bamba has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds United players wanted to reward the fans for their backing, by putting in a performance against Fulham in midweek.

Leeds fans have followed their side in huge numbers throughout the season so far, and they had over 3,000 supporters at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night, despite it being a very tumultuous week at Elland Road.

And Bamba says that the players were determined to put in a display which made the club's supporters proud. 

“The gaffer wanted us to reward the fans. It is what the boys said [before the game] as well," he said. "We do it for them. And ourselves and our family – we needed to put a performance in and that is what we did.

“The manager was happy with the performance like that and with him coming in a few days ago, he is over the moon. But it is only one game, we have to give that week in, week out.

“We all said afterwards that it was more like it from us. Now, we need to play like that every week."

Leeds did manage to put in an excellent performance against Fulham, with their attacking play much more dynamic than it has been over recent weeks.

The Whites had more shots on target than they have in any other match to date this season, and only the brilliance of Fulham goalkeeper Joe Lewis prevented them from winning the match. 

Leeds will be heartened by that display, and they will hope that they can put in a performance of a similar quality at the weekend.

The Whites take on a struggling Bolton Wanderers side on Saturday, and they will be keen to end their run of four matches without a win. 

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