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Steve Evans explains the bad news he's brought his Leeds squad

The Leeds head coach has been forthright with his players as ever.

Steve Evans has explained that he told his Leeds United squad they would not get any days off during the international break, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

And the Scot joked that 'you can imagine' how the news went down among the United squad.

Leeds have gone into the break on the back of two straight wins but still have the memory of a poor start to the season preceding those victories.

Evans is quoted as saying by the YEP: "They were told on Friday that they were not going to have a day off in the international break which, as you can imagine to footballers, went down extremely well.

"But I said ‘you can’t be having days off when you are 17th or 18th in the league in the Championship and you play for Leeds United.’ I’m not saying every player in the Championship wants to play for Leeds United but I would say more than most."

It's an admirable approach from the Leeds boss and he's right - being that far down the Championship table hardly warrants days off.

But what should Leeds work on on the training ground? Keeping hold of the ball better, finishing, defending set-pieces?

Probably all of them. In Evans, though, the Leeds squad seem to be in good hands for now, even if only in the short term.

It should be quite an occasion when the Whites resume their league campaign against former head coach Neil Redfearn. Before then, there's the small matter of a friendly against Wycombe this Friday night.

That'll give Evans a great opportunity to get to know his players more without the pressures that surround a competitive match.

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