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Steve Evans giving Leeds United's players more freedom

Leeds United have won back-to-back games for the first time this season under Steve Evans.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told Sky Sports News that he has given the club's players a lot more freedom since taking charge at Elland Road.

Uwe Rosler ran a disciplined training regime during his brief spell at the helm of the Yorkshire club, but Evans has been quick to make alterations.

The 53-year-old boss has been more lenient with the Leeds’ squad, and he is willing to give the players choices.

“We had a collective meeting initially, and then I have met with everyone in the squad as individuals – whether they were playing or not playing,” Evans explained.

“We’ve probably taken the shackles off a little bit. We’ve made the time the boys can arrive later, they can have the choice of having breakfast at home or on the changing ground. It is less regimented.

“We’ve also changed the system and we’ve tried to embrace the younger players, so we’ve changed a number of things.”

Evans’ changes appear to have had a positive impact, as Leeds have definitely improved during his first few matches in charge.

The Whites have only lost one of Evans’ first five games, and they have recorded back-to-back victories in their last two outings.

Leeds beat Cardiff City before defeating Huddersfield Town last weekend, and it means that optimism is starting to grow again around Elland Road.

Leeds’ next match comes against Rotherham United after the international break, and a win in that fixture could lift them into the top-half of the Championship standings.

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