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Steve Evans has a message for Leeds fans regarding Massimo Cellino's attendance

Steve Evans wants Leeds United fans to keep Massimo Cellino engaged so he spends at January.

Steve Evans has urged Leeds United fans to stop chanting against owner Massimo Cellino, for the benefit of the football team.

Cellino was in attendance as Leeds drew 0-0 away at Charlton Athletic at the weekend.

Speaking after the game to BBC Radio Leeds, Evans suggested that getting Cellino onside could be key to keeping his interest, and encouraging him to spend in the transfer market this January.

He said: "I would just like to say, I understand the supporters frustration, but I don't get involved in what's happening other than what's on the grass, but I'd just like to say whether the chairman turns up or whether he doesn't, just back the team for the 90 minutes.

"Get right behind us. We know what a section of the supporters are saying but get right behind him and let's encourage the president to spend some money."

Evans should be commended for trying to mend bridges, and on the face of it what he says makes some sense, but it is not so easy for supporters to simply forgive and forget everything which has gone on over the past two years of Massimo Cellino's tenure.

It should at least be noted that Cellino has enough interest to follow the team for away trips, many chairman simply are not interested, but it is the Italian's overbearing stance on wanting to control and interfere with almost everything which is perceived to be part of the problem.

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