Three simple Steve Evans masterstrokes that have got Leeds United firing

Elland Road East Stand

Leeds have won two on the bounce for the first time in a long time.


Since taking over at Leeds United, Steve Evans has been at pains to point out that predecessor Uwe Rosler didn't talk to his players enough.

And, in so doing, the Scot has demonstrated exactly what he is all about. He has talked - a lot - to the press and appears to communicate even better with his players.

The Leeds squad look invigorated and seem to be clear on exactly what their roles are. Communication is key in football and, with Evans, that never looks like it will be an issue.

Playing Antenucci and Wood

Another thing Rosler was reluctant to do was play both Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood. When the German did, he enjoyed success. Which made it even more baffling that he refused to do it more, instead opting to stick with a rigid system that ended up isolating Wood.

Evans hasn't been afraid to make things traditional and that's resulted in Leeds getting more out of both Antenucci and Wood, even if the pair still have plenty of room for improvement.


Just like his ability to communicate with players, the Whites boss has clearly given Leeds' more creative players freedom to roam.

Alex Mowatt is a key example but even those out wide look as though they have had the shackles lifted off them. Scoring three times in one game had become unheard of for United but their attacking players moved very freely indeed to score three times at Huddersfield on Saturday.

While Evans will look to keep Leeds organised in defence, then, he has made it his mission to unlock those going forward.

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