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Steve Evans says Leeds United star Liam Bridcutt has fitted in like an old slipper

Leeds United boss Steve Evans is impressed with Sunderland loanee Liam Bridcutt.


Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt has made an instant impact at the club since signing from Sunderland, and Steve Evans is impressed.


Evans, speaking the BBC Radio Leeds, believes the 26-year-old is only going to get even better, also making an unusual comparison.


He said: "I think he'll get better. I know the attributes he's got, we've seen them at Brighton and recently at Sunderland under-21s, and I just felt he was the right type of person, the right type of character, and he really is like an old slipper, to use an expression like that, hand to glove, he's been fantastic the way he's slotted in."


Evans added: "He got caught two or three times in the second half and we were able to get away with it when he got caught in possession, but that's tiredness, and it's no secret when you look at all the data after the match and you see that Liam has covered hundreds of kilometres more than any one else, it's quite staggering, but that's what he gives us."


Evans went onto assure that he plans to by him permanently, although he remains aware there remained a risk of another club bypassing Leeds and going straight to Sunderland with 'millions' of pounds.


Bridcutt managed an impressive feat against Hull at the weekend, winning more tackles in a game than any Leeds player has done this season. 


The midfielder's performance has been impressive considering the fact he did not play early this season for Sunderland, and is still working his way up to full match sharpness.


The Whites need him to continue his good form this weekend, but until they can agree a deal to sign him on a permanent basis, they may not want him to be 'too good' that other interested sides placed higher up in the table  decide to steal in and try to tempt him away.

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