Steve Evans outlines his Leeds target by the turn of the year

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Steve Evans wants Leeds United to be in the top 10 of the Championship by the end of the year.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told The Sun that he wants his side to be in the top 10 in the Championship table by the turn of the year.

“I want us in the top ten by the turn of the year then every other side will saying, ‘we’d better look out — Leeds are coming’,” said Evans. “If it pans out that way then I really will have a smile bigger than that sombrero!”

Leeds are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 19 points from 16 matches.

The Whites are just six points above the relegation zone and nine points behind Birmingham City, who are sixth in the table and occupy the final playoff spot.

The West Yorkshire outfit are five points behind 10th-place Ipswich Town, who are expected to push for a top-six finish in the Championship this season.

Leeds can certainly push for a top-10 position between now and end of December.

The former Premier League outfit have won their last two league games and are expected to pick up all three points against Rotherham United at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Rotherham are at the foot of the table at the moment, and Leeds should be able to beat them comfortably.

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