It is a disgrace: Brian McDermott agrees with Leeds United boss' assertion

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Brian McDermott agrees with Steve Evans that Leeds United's home record is a disgrace.

Former Leeds United boss Brian McDermott has called on the club to improve their home record.

Leeds have not won at home all season, with their only victory at Elland Road in the past seven months coming in a pre-season game against Everton.

That has to improve if they are climb up the table from 17th in the Championship, and McDermott has told SkySports that he agrees with new head coach Steve Evans' assessment of it as a 'disgrace'.

He said: "If you consider that Leeds have not won in seven months at Elland Road, Steve Evans has talked about that being a disgrace, well it is really.

"Opposition managers should come to Elland Road and think, 'if you get a result at Elland Road, you have done well'.

"That's not been the case in the last seven months and obviously that's got to be addressed. They need to try and do that starting tonight. He needs time to build something. You need time and stability and that hasn't been given to any manager at Leeds over the last 18 months."

McDermott was the first of five bosses to be sacked by Leeds owner Massimo Cellino after he took over at the club, with Dave Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler following his path.

Now working as a scout for Arsenal, McDermott wants Evans to get the time at Leeds he and his successors did not, but that cannot happen without making Elland Road a fortress as it once was.

Leeds host Blackburn Rovers in the Championship this evening, and hope to put right the record which has plagued them, against a team which won at Elland Road last season, but have not recorded an away victory this campaign.

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