Evans discusses Leeds transfer situation, explains why plans may change after defeat

Elland Road pitchside

Steve Evans still wants at least two signings ahead of the loan transfer deadline.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that Gaetano Berardi's sending off against Rotherham may well alter the club's transfer plans.

Evans watched on as his former side Rotherham United - led by ex-Leeds boss Neil Redfearn - came to Elland Road and left with a 1-0 victory.

Joe Newell's second-half header gave the Millers all three points, meaning Redfearn got his revenge on Leeds following his sacking at the end of last season.

The big talking point in the game came when Leeds defender Gaetano Berardi and Rotherham striker Leon Best clashed, with both players receiving red cards.

Leeds had 60% of possession in the game but struggled to make it count, leaving Evans to look for loan signings before Wednesday's deadline - but his prior plans may now change.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Evans admitted that he may have to consider bringing in another full back given that Berardi will be suspended, with Charlie Taylor's illness leaving the Whites short in defence.

Evans again stated that he wants at least two players in before the deadline, stating that quality is certainly needed before the January transfer window.

"Well obviously we have to give it some consideration," said Evans. "But the reality is that we need to get a couple of players in to get us through until January. The main group at Leeds United is a good group, but what lies below that in the first-team squad needs changing, so we need to bring some quality in."

"I have to ask and I have to wait on the answers. I've said I'll be disappointed if we don't bring at least a couple in. I spoke to Martyn Glover many times yesterday, and I know we're working hard to get a couple in, but we've got to add to the group and get us through to the January period," he added.

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