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Leeds boss Steve Evans explains why his feelings have been hurt

Steve Evans was criticised by Leeds United fans for one of his decisions against Queens Park Rangers last weekend.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has admitted to The Yorkshire Evening Post that it hurt to be criticised by the fans last weekend.

The travelling Leeds supporters criticised Evans’s decision to replace Mirco Antenucci with Lee Erwin during last weekend’s Championship game against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

The Scotsman made the substitution in the 80th minute of the encounter with QPR 1-0 up.

Chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ were heard coming from the away end, as Leeds went on to lose the encounter.

Evans has admitted that he was hurt with the Leeds fans’ criticism and has told The Yorkshire Evening Post: “Everyone’s got feelings.

“You could say ‘I didn’t hear it’ but I heard it. It hurts and not just for one or two days. All you can do to affect that is win matches.

“All I ask the fans to give me is time. Let’s go through a transfer window and see if I improve the team. If I’ve not (improved the team) they won’t need to sing because I won’t be there.”

Leeds will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Hull City at Elland Road in the Championship.

Despite being the visiting team, Steve Bruce’s Hull will be favourites to win the game as they have a better side.

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