Evans discloses how many points Leeds need from next two league games

Steve Evans believes Leeds need to take at least four points from their next two league games.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that his side need to take at least four points from their next two games.

The Whites are currently on a seven-game unbeaten run in the Championship, having drawn their last game 1-1 against Milton Keynes Dons, making it three draws in a row.

Leeds are certainly heading in the right direction under manager Evans, and he is currently preparing to take on his former club Rotherham United in the FA Cup this weekend.

After that game, Evans takes his side on successive away trips, firstly to Ipswich Town, before facing local rivals Sheffield Wednesday in a huge Yorkshire derby.

The focus is of course on the Rotherham game, but Leeds boss Evans has also been looking to a massive week in the club's season, given that he still has aspirations of a play-off place.

Leeds currently lie nine points adrift of the top six, but Evans is hopeful that a minimum of four points against Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday will put his side right in contention.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Evans called the game against Ipswich 'gigantic', and says he will rest players against Rotherham as a result.

"We’ve got a gigantic game at Ipswich on Tuesday," said Evans. "Next week’s a gigantic week really. There’s no point in playing it down. We need four points minimum from the next two games and I won’t be the only person who thinks that."

"Is the league my priority? A million per cent yes. Those games are my priority. There’ll be three or four (regulars) on the bench against Rotherham because they have to be fresh for Ipswich. There’s no chance that we’ll be going to Ipswich with tired legs or players below 100 per cent. I can’t let that happen," he added.

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