Steve Evans wants Leeds United to avoid complacency ahead of Charlton Athletic match

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Leeds United are set to take on Charlton Athletic at the Valley on Saturday.

Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that his Leeds United side have been handed a warning before their match against Charlton Athletic this weekend.

Charlton have struggled to pick up points this season, but their performance against Brighton & Hove Albion in their most recent outing was highly impressive.

The Addicks raced into a 2-0 lead at the AMEX Stadium, and they could have put the game out of sight before Brighton rallied.

In the end, the high-flying Seagulls managed to beat Charlton 3-2, but Evans says that the London side’s performance in that match should ensure that his Leeds team are not at all complacent going into their match on Saturday. 

“Charlton could have been three or four up,” Evans said. “That’s against a side who are top of the league and unbeaten. It’s more than enough warning about how well we have to play to get a result down there.

“I still think we can get ourselves in a very decent position over Christmas but that’s only going to happen if we hit a run. We had a chance to put one together last month and we didn’t take it. This is the point where we’ve got to get some consistency in our play and in our results.”

Charlton have struggled to put together a run of results this season, and there is a great deal of frustration being felt around the Valley at the moment.

Karel Fraeye’s side are currently in the Championship’s relegation zone, but if they are able to beat Leeds, they would drag the Whites right back into the thick of a survival fight.

Leeds are currently six points clear of the drop-zone, but the Whites’ form has hardly been encouraging.

Although Leeds beat Hull City last weekend, they have been plagued by inconsistency this season – and the pressure will be right back on Evans if his side are to lose at the weekend.

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