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Jordan Botaka says Steve Evans is different to Uwe Rosler

Leeds United hired Steve Evans as head coach last month.

Steve Evans was named head coach of Leeds last month as a replacement for Uwe Rosler, and Jordan Botaka has given his opinion of the new boss whilst speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Botaka said: “The coach is different to Uwe but I think he’s a good coach who wants to create something with this team. He knows how to motivate us and how to make us aggressive – in a positive way.”

Botaka arrived at Leeds over the summer transfer window as one of Rosler’s signings, but the Congolese winger has yet to live up to his potential.

A highly-rated winger upon his arrival at Elland Road, the 22-year-old has so far struggled with fitness, and whenever taking to the field Leeds have failed to win - with the side scoring just two goals in the games he has played.

There is undoubted talent in his boots, and the appointment of Evans could prove fantastic for Botaka as a player, as he wants to set up his team in a much more attacking system.

Evans always plays with out and out attacking wingers, a role in which Botaka could excel, and the youngster has admitted that he likes Evans because the coach can motivate his players and make them positively aggressive.

So far, Leeds have not shown these traits since the appointment of Evans, taking charge of three games and picking up just two points, and Botaka will be hoping that Evans lets him loose on the wing this evening, as Leeds host Cardiff City at Elland Road.

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