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Ian Holloway believes Leeds United will beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 this evening.

Former manager and current pundit Ian Holloway has told Sky Sports that he believes Leeds United will beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 at Elland Road this evening.

New Leeds boss Steve Evans heads in to his first game at Elland Road this evening, having opened his career as Whites manager with two draws.

The 1-1 draws away at Fulham and Bolton Wanderers have given Evans a strong platform to build on, and this evening it's Blackburn Rovers who visit Elland Road.

Rovers need to produce a strong display after losing 1-0 at home to fierce rivals Burnley on Saturday afternoon, and will pose a tough test for Evans in his Elland Road debut.

Now, pundit and former manager Ian Holloway has spoken to Sky Sports about the game, as well as Leeds' managerial situation.

Former boss Uwe Rosler lost his job last week after just five months in the role, and Evans' immediate arrival makes him the fifth manager to work under owner Massimo Cellino.

Holloway believes that culture is unsustainable, but does believe Leeds will emerge victorious from tonight's game, predicting a 1-0 win for Evans' side.

"Steve Evans will really get into his side for this one and I think they will just edge it in his first home game in charge," said Holloway. "Short-term it may work for Leeds, but long-term? No chance. All this chopping and changing managers like you change suits is a waste of time. It never works. How can a manager get a message across to his players about playing for a magnificent club like Leeds United when he's only going to have two months in charge? It doesn't make sense."

"The difficult thing for Gary Bowyer at Blackburn is that he's got a transfer embargo on him. The club is moving backwards in terms of wages and I felt for him last weekend as his team played really well. The difference last week was Scott Arfield took his chance for Burnley as he's an experienced player while young Tom Lawrence missed his, but he's learning," he added.

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