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Steve Evans discloses what Massimo Cellino has told him about January signings

Leeds United could be in the market for January recruitments.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Steve Evans has outlined the message that Massimo Cellino has given him about potential signings ahead of the January transfer window.

Evans said: “I’ve been told by the owner, and I genuinely believe him, that if we give him a problem in January by getting to a position where we can properly look up, he’s ready to support me in every way possible [in the transfer market].”

Evans has been told by Cellino that he will happily invest money into the squad if there is a clear sign that Leeds could realistically shoot up the table in the second half of the campaign.

Cellino will not put money in and strengthen the team to push Leeds up a few places in the league table, but if they are in with a chance of getting into the play-offs, Cellino will support Evans in achieving this aim.

This means Evans need to have his current squad in the top half of the table to be considered as potential outside contenders for the play-offs, and it is an ambition which is not too far away at this moment in time.

Leeds are currently sitting in 17th place in the Championship table, but they are on 22 points, which is only seven behind Cardiff City in the final play-off spot.

The mid-table of the Championship this term is extremely close, and if Evans can go on a run of three or four successive wins in December, he could push Leeds into the top eight by the New Year.

In this situation, Cellino will willingly put money in to further strengthen the side, and, with the correct recruitment in January, Leeds could become realistic contenders for promotion to the Premier League.

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