Leeds defender Liam Cooper explains why he agrees with Steve Evans

Elland Road pitchside

Liam Cooper admits that Leeds' home form isn't good enough.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he agrees with manager Steve Evans over the club's home form.

The Whites entertain Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road later this evening, in what will be new manager Evans' first home game.

Evans, who was appointed as Uwe Rosler's replacement last week, opened his Leeds career with two 1-1 draws against Fulham and Bolton Wanderers.

Now, it's the first time in the home dugout for Evans tonight, and he will be looking to end Leeds' torrid home form, which has seen them fail to win at Elland Road since a victory over Ipswich Town in March.

After drawing with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, Evans told the club's official Twitter account that Leeds' home form in 2015 has been 'a disgrace', and that they must do better against Blackburn.

Now, centre back Liam Cooper has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he and other players in the squad agree with Evans' strong comments, and believes that no team should enjoy playing at Elland Road, with Leeds needing to bring the fear factor back to home games.

"He hasn’t really mentioned it," said Cooper of Evans and the topic of Leeds' home form. "Genuinely he hasn’t. But I saw him say in the press that it’s a disgrace and I think we all agree with him. No-one should like coming to Elland Road or seeing it as an easy game. That’s wrong," he added.

Actions speak louder than words, and Leeds have to put in a strong performance to beat Blackburn tonight - or their long wait for a home win will continue.

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