Leeds United are in danger of getting relegated from the Championship.
The Whites are 17th in the league table at the moment with just 19 points from 18 matches.
The West Yorkshire outfit are just four points above the relegation zone and seven points behind 10th-place Cardiff City.
Evans told The Sun last month he was aiming to get Leeds into the top 10 of the Championship by the turn of the year.
However, it now seems that the former Rotherham United manager’s primary objective is to keep the Whites above the bottom three.
“At the start of the season I think Uwe (Rosler) was targeting top 10,” Evans told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “I’m not too sure that’ll be happening.
“I need to get some tools in my toolbox to make that happen. January’s a tough market but there’s freedom to sign players permanently then.”
There is a long way to go in the Championship this season, and Leeds could still end up in the top 10.
The Whites won back-to-back league matches before the international break, but they have failed to pick up any point from their last two games.
It will be tough for Leeds to return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, as they will take on promotion-chasing Hull City at Elland Road.
A third successive defeat in the Championship will be hugely damaging for the Whites, who need to start putting together a run of positive results in order to avoid getting dragged into a relegation dogfight.