Steve Evans shares what he told Danny Higginbotham about Charlie Taylor

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Charlie Taylor played well for Leeds United against Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Sunday evening.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans revealed on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday evening what he told Danny Higginbotham about Charlie Taylor before the game against Nottingham Forest.

The Whites took on Forest away from home at the City Ground in the Championship on Sunday evening.

Former Manchester United and Derby County defender Higginbotham was co-commentating on the match.

After the match, Evans said on Sky Sports 1: “I said to Danny Higginbotham before the game who was the co-commentating today that this boy is a Premier League player.”

This is not the first time that Evans has claimed that Taylor is good enough to play in the Premier League.

At the start of this month, the former Rotherham United boss was quoted as saying by The Yorkshire Evening Post: “The boy is going to play in the Premier League and we all have to hope and pray that it’s with Leeds United because this football club should play in the Premier League and Charlie Taylor will play in the Premier League.”

Taylor, who can play as a left-back or as a left-winger, is one of the best young players in the Championship.

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the City Ground against Forest, the 22-year-old took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 81%, created one chance, put in eight crosses, attempted seven dribbles, won 33% of his tackles and 87% of his headers, and made three interceptions, four clearances and two blocks.

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