Blackburn head to Elland Road on Thursday to take on Leeds United in Steve Evans’ first home game in charge, and Gary Bowyer has discussed the potential challenges of facing the Whites with a new boss in charge whilst speaking to the official Blackburn website.
Bowyer said: “What goes on at Leeds, we can't control any of that. What we can control is how we go and play and how we go and fight for the club. I don't think the match will be any tougher than normal. No matter what Leeds team is put out, and whoever is in charge, it is always going to be a difficult challenge.”
Whilst Bowyer is not convinced that playing Leeds now will be any different to taking them on when they were being coaching by Uwe Rosler, there have been some clear improvements since Evans was named head coach.
There is a more defined style of play to how Leeds now set-up, and whilst picking up points at home has been troubles for the Whites for a number of months, Evans will be hoping to break that trend.
He has not set up his team to play an over the top style of football, with Evans preferring a simple 4-4-2 system with attacking wingers and a combative strike partnership. This is the most ‘Leeds’ that Leeds will have felt for a number of years, and that has increased optimism that the Yorkshire-bsed club are going about things the right way for once.
Leeds currently sit one place above Blackburn in the Championship table, with 13 and 12 points respectively from 13 games played, and Evans will be hoping to increase this gap with his first three points as head coach tomorrow evening.