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Leeds United boss Steve Evans raves about Tom Adeyemi's form

Leeds United midfielder Tom Adeyemi has played a key role since Steve Evans took charge.

Steve Evans has raved about on loan midfielder Tom Adeyemi’s form on Leeds United’s official website.

Adeyemi has been a key part of Leeds’ first-team since Evans took charge at Elland Road, with the central midfielder’s dynamism catching the eye.

The Cardiff City midfielder was not at his best in the Whites’ most recent match against Wolverhampton Wanderers though.

Leeds beat Wolves 3-2 at Molineux, but Evans admits that Adeyemi’s illness restricted his ability to impress.

“That big fella has obviously got a little virus in his system or something like that because he has been awesome in the times he has played apart from one other game,” Evans said.

Adeyemi actually was withdrawn early at Molineux, and Evans says that the powerful midfielder was very tired when he came off the pitch.

“He couldn’t track one of their runners,” Evans said. “The medical team went over and said ‘he’s feeling a little bit lethargic but he’s fine’ but I had made my decision before the medical staff went on.”

Leeds’ performance at Wolves was arguably their most impressive of the season, and they were fully worth the three points.

The Whites could have won more comfortably if Chris Wood’s finishing had been better, but in the end they were made to sweat.

Despite Adeyemi’s good form, he would not have been able to criticise his teammate for his profligacy too much, as he has also been guilty of missing big chances recently – most notably against Charlton Athletic.

Evans still seems delighted with Adeyemi’s form however, and it could be that Leeds move to make his switch a permanent one in January.

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