Leeds United boss Steve Evans on Kenny Jackett and Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Leeds United face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux tomorrow evening.

Steve Evans has told Leeds United’s official site that he is an admirer of Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett.

Leeds are preparing to travel to Molineux tomorrow night, where they will be looking to beat Jackett’s men.

However, Evans is under no illusions as to how tough a test his side will face in the Midlands.

“Very much like ourselves, I think they’ve been very good in certain games and not so good in others,” he said. “They’ve shown a real resilience lately. They’ve not been losing matches, they’ve been drawing a lot but they’ve been in a tough cycle of games.

“Kenny Jackett is a man I know particularly well. I’ve come across him on many occasions and he builds powerful teams. He builds teams who like to counter attack with pace and style.

“I’ve been to Molineux on a couple of occasions now and they’ve been fantastic games of football.”

Jackett and Evans are two of the more experienced managers in the Football League, but their respective sides have performed below expectations so far this season.

Wolves were tipped to be one of the favourites for promotion this term, but their campaign has been plagued by inconsistency.

Wanderers have lacked the cutting edge that they showed during the 2014/15 season so far, and they sit in 14th place in the Championship table, as a result.

Leeds, too, have disappointed their supporters over the term to date.

The Whites may not have had such obvious promotion hopes as Wolves, but their current position of 18th is well below were they would have wanted to be.

Wolves could move within six points of the play offs if they are able to beat Leeds on Thursday night, while the Whites will leapfrog Jackett’s men if they are victorious.

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