Steve Evans and Eddie Gray agree about Leeds United's main problem against Rotherham United

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Leeds United were beat 1-0 by Rotherham United yesterday.

Steve Evans has told LUTV that Leeds United lacked quality in the middle of the pitch against Rotherham United yesterday.

The Whites lost 1-0 to Rotherham on Saturday afternoon, and they put in a hugely disappointed performance in the contest.

The Millers went into the game sitting at the foot of the Championship table, but Leeds were not able to build on their recent momentum, with a Joe Newell header separating the two sides.

And Evans could pinpoint one area of the team which let him down, after a disappointing afternoon.

“We had a real lack of quality, especially in the middle of the park,” he said.

“What we said, as soon as we came in was that you need to be brave to play for Leeds. You have to get on the ball, and pass it around, and invite a Rotherham side to come out from defending.”

Eddie Gray agreed with Evans on where Leeds were poor yesterday, with the Whites legend also frustrated with the poor performances of the side’s midfielders.

“I agree with you there Steve, we never got to grips with the game in midfield,” Gray added.

Leeds’ defeat to Rotherham halts much of the momentum that they have built up with their performances recently.

Leeds went into the match against their Yorkshire rivals having won two matches on the trot, but they were way off the pace against Rotherham.

The defeat puts Evans’ side back in a relegation battle, and they are currently only four points above the Championship drop-zone.

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