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Steve Evans claims Leeds United's players are being distracted by off-the-field activities

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is set to sell the club.

Steve Evans has accused Leeds United’s players of focusing on off-the-field matters in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds have had a turbulent time for the entirety of Massimo Cellino’s stay at the club, and rumours of the chairman’s exit have stepped up of late.

Cellino is known to be keen to sell the club, and Evans worries that these goings on are distracting his players too much.

“I think too many [players] think too much about what’s going on off the pitch. They aren’t concentrating on what’s happening on it,” he said.

“We just focus on the grass and at the moment, if we’re being honest, it’s the grass that’s letting us down. There would be less heat and less pressure on everyone if the results were right.

That’s what we need to keep our concentration on.”

Leeds’ players are likely to be used to off-the-field goings on by now, as it has been something which has been synonymous for the club for far too long.

The Whites have rarely felt settled in recent years, and they are currently heading into a period of unknown.

There are still no excuses for their form to be as poor as it is, though, as Evans’ side have been very disappointing over the opening part of the campaign.

Leeds have still not been able to pick up a home win, and they have triumphed just twice all season – leaving them in 19th place in the Championship table.

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