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Steve Evans not fazed by Leeds United supporters' criticism

Leeds United fans began to turn on Steve Evans during their 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.

Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that Leeds United supporters are entitled to feel disillusioned after his side’s most recent performances.

Leeds have lost back-to-back matches against Rotherham United and Queens Park Rangers, and the Whites' displays in both of these matches have been concerning.

Leeds never got going in either of the contests, and Evans has had to take the brunt of supporters' frustrations. 

Chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” could be heard at Loftus Road on Saturday, but Evans has no issues with the pressure he is being put under.

"You can’t decide one day that you want to deliver a performance and one day that you don’t," he said. 

"I’d be alarmed if Leeds supporters aimed that comment at me [that they feel disillusioned and cheated].

"I think they will be disillusioned because we’ve lost back to back fixtures, and not played with any purpose until the last 15 minutes of either of those games. That’s not acceptable.

"Fans will always hurt more than the manager, and they are quite right to hurt. This football club deserves so much more."

Evans started to win some Leeds fans round with his initial press conferences at Elland Road, but he is rapidly losing support.

Leeds 1-0 loss to QPR was highly disappointing, and the defeat has put them in serious relegation danger.

The Whites are currently in 17th place in the Championship table, and they are just four points clear of the drop zone.

Leeds’ next match comes against high-flying Hull City, meaning that their fixture list is not doing Evans any favours – as he looks to relieve some of the pressure on his job.

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