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Leeds boss Steve Evans explains what loan window taught him about Massimo Cellino

The Championship club managed to make one new signing before Thursday's deadline.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has explained that the loan window has taught him a lot about the club's president Massimo Cellino, the Yorkshire Evening Post report.

Despite being linked with several names - including Charlton's Tony Watt (by the Yorkshire Evening Post) - the Championship side managed to make just one new signing before the deadline, as Liam Bridcutt arrived from Sunderland.

Evans revealed that despite the lack of new arrivals, he got the opportunity to learn more about Cellino, and praised his no-nonsense approach.

"I've been given every encouragement to pick up the phone and identify players. You're not doing that to kid people on. The one thing I learn about Mr Cellino is that yes is yes and no is no. People might not like the 'nos' at times but I don't think he pussy-foots around," he said.

Although the pair's relationship looks strong currently, many Leeds supporters will know all too well that the Italian's view on his managers can swiftly change, and result in their ruthless dismissal.

With no deals now possible until January, Evans is under pressure to ensure that the squad that he currently has at his disposal is able to take the club up the table.

If he fails to do so, he could find that Cellino's no-nonsense style comes back to haunt him, and leaves him searching for his next job.

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