Steve Evans says Leeds United should have more points

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Leeds United have moved up to 14th in the Championship table since Steve Evans took charge.

Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds United should have accumulated more points under his stewardship.

Leeds have been in good form since Evans took charge - and they have taken 19 points from his first 12 matches in charge.

However, the 53-year-old boss feels that Leeds’ performances have merited even more success.

Evans says that his side’s displays against Fulham, Rotherham United and Bolton Wanderers merited three points, but he does admit that the Whites were fortunate to get past Preston North End.

“If you look at (the results) since I came in, we’d be fourth or fifth and in the play-offs,” Evans said.

“We should have beaten Fulham and we should have beaten Bolton. If I’m honest we sneaked past Preston and maybe got two points more than we should have done but we should have beaten Rotherham with the chances we had. So we probably should be around the play-offs.”

Leeds’ matches with Fulham and Bolton occurred early on in Evans’ tenure, and their performances were encouraging.

Leeds drew 1-1 with Fulham, and the scoreline was the same in their match against the Trotters.

If the Whites did manage to pick up victories in both of those matches, they would be even better placed - but they are still in a heartening position.

Leeds have climbed out of a relegation battle into mid-table, and they are now just seven points away from the play off spaces.

Evans’ side’s next match comes against high-flying Derby County later this evening.

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