Steve Evans hails Liam Bridcutt's performance for Leeds United against Milton Keynes Dons

Liam Bridcutt's loan spell at Leeds United is set to expire in the near future, unless a deal can be done to extend it.

Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that Liam Bridcutt was ‘head and shoulders' above every other member of Leeds United's squad on Saturday.

Leeds were below par as they picked up a 1-1 draw against Milton Keynes Dons at the weekend.

The performance of Bridcutt caught the eye again though, and Evans says that the Sunderland loanee set the example for the rest of his teammates.

“If one player was head and shoulders above everyone else, it was Bridcutt again,” the 53-year-old boss said.

“He got caught a couple of times, and he got too involved in going too deep, but he had such a bravery to get on the ball and I was looking for other white shirts with him. We need to create that.”

Leeds were rather fortunate to get a point against MK Dons, as they had looked well off the pace in the contest.

Karl Robinson’s side had looked to be on their way to victory when Rob Hall put them in front, but a calamitous own goal from Anthony Kay levelled the scores late on.

The match is scheduled to be Bridcutt’s last at Elland Road, as his current loan spell from Sunderland is set to expire in the coming days.

However, there is hope that the central midfielder will stay at Leeds for longer than originally intended, as Evans has suggested to the Yorkshire Evening Post that a deal is close to being completed which will enable his side to keep the 26-year-old until the end of the season.

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