Leeds United boss Steve Evans wants no nonsense when club face Neil Redfearn's Rotherham United in January

Neil Redfearn

The Leeds boss is hoping that the focus is on football when the two teams meet next.

Leeds United recently faced off against Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United at Elland Road in a game with many different connotations.

Not only was it a straight up Yorkshire clash, but the two managers were both facing their former clubs.

Steve Evans had spent three years with The Millers before stepping down in September after a difference in direction between himself and the board.

He was replaced by former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn.

Redfearn had the last laugh when the two teams met last month, a 1-0 win at Elland Road in a game with plenty going on around it.

The two teams will face off again on the 9th January in the FA Cup and speaking to Radio Yorkshire yesterday Evans made it clear he hopes the focus will be just about football this time around:

"It is a quick chance for us to re-do a wrong if you like... 

"The cup tie will take care of itself really. I just hope it is only about football and not about some of the nonsense that went on around it. I have played my old club now, that's done and dusted, we congratulated them and we thought we conducted ourselves in an impeccable manner afterwards.

"We want to make sure we are in the next round and to do that, we need to beat them."

Redfearn was unceremoniously ditched by Massimo Cellino during some dark days at Leeds earlier in the year.

When Redfearn returned for the game against Leeds in the Championship last month he was denied a parking space, as reported by The Mirror, and he labelled Leeds owner Cellino childish.

Evans will be hoping to defeat his former club after Christmas. Redfearn on the other hand will be looking for a repeat and, a better parking spot.

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