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Steve Evans raves about Charlie Taylor’s fitness, says he’s not human

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Charlie Taylor is fit to feature for Leeds United against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on Saturday.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told the club’s official website that Charlie Taylor is fit to play against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

The 22-year-old, who can play as a left-back or as a left-winger, has not featured in a competitive game since the start of October after suffering a bout of glandular fever.

Evans has said that the youngster has recovered from his illness and is in contention to feature against QPR at Loftus Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

“Charlie is just incredibly fit, I don’t think he’s human!” the Scotsman told Leeds’ official website.

“He came back into the fold 10 days ago and has done double sessions and single sessions. He’s worked through the pain barrier. He’s worked so hard and to see his recovery has been fantastic.

"He played 45 minutes in a match (behind closed doors) on Wednesday and he was as good as anything on the pitch up and down that left side. He’s definitely in contention for Saturday.”

Taylor has scored one goal and created seven chances in 10 Championship appearances for Leeds so far this season.

The former England Under-19 international has a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 75%, and has won 11 headers, seven dribbles and 16 tackles.

Leeds are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 19 points from 17 matches.

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