Steve Evans promises to play Leeds United's youngsters

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Leeds United currently have an exciting crop of youngsters in their first-team.

Steve Evans has told Sky Sports that he intends to keep playing Leeds United’s young players throughout the season.

The Whites currently have an exciting crop of youngsters breaking into the first-team, and Evans has insisted that he will keep faith in them.

Evans is determined to give Leeds’ prospects that encouragement that they need to thrive in the senior squad, and he wants to make sure that he doesn’t block their progess.

“There’s a lot of babies in this team, I get no credit for that as that was previous people to me, but I’m going to give them a lot of encouragement to play,” he said. “I’m going to pick them, but we’re going to have to work hard. If you don’t work hard for Leeds United, we don’t want you.”

The likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook, Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor are players who have recently graduated from Leeds’ academy system, to become key first-teamers.

So far Evans has managed to help Mowatt’s form improved, while he has generally selected Cook and Byram – although the latter was left out of Leeds’ match-day squad which faced Huddersfield Town yesterday.

Taylor, meanwhile, has been out with illness ever since Evans arrived at Elland Road, but he should be buoyed by his manager’s commitment to helping them all develop.

Evans has guided Leeds up to 15th in the Championship table during his brief time in charge so far, with the Yorkshire outfit’s next fixture coming against his old club, Rotherham United, after the international break.

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