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Steve Evans says Liam Bridcutt was outstanding against Hull

Sunderland-owned Liam Bridgett played an important role in Leeds United’s win against Hull City in the Championship on Saturday.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told BBC Sport that Sunderland-owned Liam Bridcutt was outstanding against Hull City on Saturday afternoon.

Bridcutt, who joined Leeds on loan from Premier League outfit Sunderland last month, started the Championship encounter at Elland Road and played for the entire 90 minutes.

Evans was pleased with the shift put in by the 26-year-old defensive midfielder, as Leeds returned to winning ways in the league with a 2-1 success over promotion-chasing Hull.

“I thought Liam Bridcutt was outstanding, especially in the first half,” the Scotsman told BBC Sport. “We talk about being brave and being willing to take the ball.

"That's what Liam was today, when he was coming between the central defenders. Apart from two or three times where I thought he was rusty, I thought he was very good.”

Bridcutt, who has played once for the Scotland national team so far in his career, was instrumental in Leeds’ win against Hull.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion star had a pass accuracy of 73%, attempted one dribble, won 54% of his tackles and 50% of his dribbles, and made one interception and one block.

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Elland Road, hosts Leeds had 40% of the possession, took 11 shots of which six were on target, and earned two corners.

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