Steve Evans updates Liam Bridcutt's Leeds future, admits talks over Kyle Lafferty

Leeds United

Steve Evans expects Liam Bridcutt so sign a loan extension at Leeds on Monday.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he believes a deal for Liam Bridcutt will be done on Monday - whilst he also hinted at a move for Norwich City's Kyle Lafferty.

The Whites made it seven games without a defeat earlier today, as they recorded a 1-1 draw at home to Milton Keynes Dons.

Robert Hall swooped to put Karl Robinson's men in front in the first half, but a comical own goal from Dons defender Anthony Kay rescued a point for Leeds.

The Elland Road faithful may be disappointed to have not seen their side win the game, but it was another game unbeaten for Evans this afternoon.

After the game, manager Evans spoke to BBC Radio Leeds, and discussed the future of loan midfielder Liam Bridcutt, who is scheduled to return to Sunderland after today's game.

Evans claims that an extension to keep Bridcutt on loan until the end of the season is likely to be done on Monday, having seemingly reached an agreement with Sunderland. 

"It won't be his last game," said Evans. "Nothing has been signed, but we have an agreement with Sunderland that they will be honouring, and Liam Bridcutt's told me, 100%, that he wants to be at Leeds United until the end of the season and review his position with Sunderland then. My understanding is that it will be completed on Monday."

With the January transfer window now open, manager Evans will be keen to bring in new signings, and a striker may be on his wishlist with Chris Wood currently out injured.

One name that keeps being mentioned is Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty, and Evans admitted that talks are ongoing with Norwich over a deal for him - but knows nothing about whether the big striker was at Elland Road to watch the game against MK Dons today.

"Someone told me that the big man was here today, so he must have paid in because he didn't ask for a ticket! Look, I'm not going to be disrespectful to Alex Neil and David McNally, the chief executive, but the clubs are talking an we'll see where it goes," he added.

Would you like to see Bridcutt stay and Lafferty arrive at Leeds?