Newly-signed Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt has explained to the club’s official website the main reason behind his move.
The defensive midfielder has joined Championship outfit Leeds on an emergency loan deal until the start of January from Premier League side Sunderland.
“A few things came up a few weeks ago and the club (Sunderland) spoke to me saying that Leeds were interested in taking me on loan,” the 26-year-old told Leeds’ official website.
“At the time I had interest from a few other clubs, but Steve rang me and said it was a great opportunity for me to come and play. I think it’s the right move for me.
“It’s been on and off for the last few weeks now. I’ve had a few other options, but from speaking to the manager he’s given me the confidence to come here and show what I can do.
“When the manager shows so much interest in you and puts so much faith in you, you always want to repay that with your performances.
"That is one of the main reasons I have come here. He’s given me a good opportunity to come and play and hopefully I can do that.”
It seems that Leeds head coach Steve Evans was the main reason why Bridcutt decided to move to Elland Road.
Evans appears to be a big fan of the former Chelsea prospect and is likely to make him an important feature of his plans.
The Scotland international midfielder has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League, but the 26-year-old is a proven Championship player.
During his time at Brighton & Hove Albion, Bridcutt showed what he is capable of, and Evans will hope that he can recapture that form.
Leeds, who are 16th in the Championship table at the moment, will take on Queens Park Rangers away from home at Loftus Road in the league on Saturday afternoon.