Indeed, ahead of his side's Championship clash with Bristol City, Evans suggested there are a lot of points still to play for - as well as emphasising the FA Cup.
Leeds have been drawn away to Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round.
Evans told reporters: "We need to win some football matches. But the performances are also important.
"There are a lot of points to be played for and a magical cup competition which we’re still involved in."
If the Scot wants to go on a strong run in that 'magical' competition, it might just make sense for Leeds.
The chances of promotion are slim for United and going up when you aren't ready is disastrous anyway. Another season or two of solidifying their squad will give Leeds a much better chance of going up the right way.
Which means this season might not be remembered for much other than a manager lasting more than a couple of months and Sam Byram leaving Elland Road.
A cup run would remedy that. Even if it's one big win against one big team, Leeds fans will have something to cheer rather than simply another middling Championship campaign.