Three ways Steve Evans has changed Leeds after one month in charge

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Today marks a month of Steve Evans' reign at Leeds United.

Whilst Leeds United manager Steve Evans is preparing for a huge clash this weekend against his former club Rotherham United, today marks exactly one month since he was appointed at Elland Road.

The Scot arrived as Uwe Rosler's replacement on the 19th of October, becoming the sixth manager under Massimo Cellino's ownership at Leeds.

Evans has only been in charge of five games so far, but there have been some notable changes at Elland Road already - and here are three noticeable differences after just a month of his management.

Improved defence

In the three games leading up to Uwe Rosler's departure, Leeds conceded seven goals, losing each of those games after some comical defending. Bar the anomaly of the bizarre Blackburn game, Leeds have been more solid under Evans, and have kept two clean sheets in the last two games. Factor in that Evans has been without first choice left back Charlie Taylor, and has had to chop and change with his centre backs and full backs, Leeds are looking much better at the back.

Feel-good factor returns

Under Rosler, Leeds fans seemed to be in a negative state of mind, having struggled at the wrong end of the Championship table. With opposition to owner Cellino too, supporters simply weren't happy - but things appear to be changing under Evans. Fans seem happier, and have connected well with Evans, who hasn't been shy in admitting his love for Leeds United. The Scot is a great talker and gets fans on his side quickly, which has contributed to an improved atmosphere at Elland Road.

Players returning to form

Evans has already managed to revitalise a number of Leeds players, with goalkeeper Marco Silvestri and centre back Giuseppe Bellusci both turning in much improved performances in recent weeks. The biggest change has been from midfielder Alex Mowatt, who has a shell of his former self under Rosler, but has hit back with a string of outstanding displays and stunning long-range goals - and long may it continue under Evans.

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