Steve Evans updates Leeds' pursuit of Lee Tomlin, isn't targeting Bradley Dack

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Steve Evans says Leeds aren't pursuing Gillingham midfielder Bradley Dack, and are 'a long way away' from signing Bournemouth's Lee Tomlin.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he isn't targeted Gillingham playmaker Bradley Dack, but suggested a move for Bournemouth's Lee Tomlin is on the agenda, even if it isn't close right now.

The Whites recorded a 1-1 draw away at Brentford on Tuesday night, with a late Mustapha Carayol goal cancelling out Sam Saunders' opener for the Bees.

The result moved Leeds up to 14th place, 12 points clear of the relegation zone and ten points adrift of the play-offs after 29 games this term.

Manager Steve Evans will be switching his attention to this weekend's FA Cup tie away at Bolton Wanderers, but fans will also be keen to see some new signings brought in.

Evans has landed winger Carayol on loan from Middlesbrough, whilst French midfielder Toumani Diagouraga also arrived from Tuesday's opponents Brentford earlier this week.

Fans still want to see a striker brought in, and The Mirror suggested on Tuesday that Bournemouth's Lee Tomlin wants a move to Leeds having started just three Premier League games since joining the Cherries from Middlesbrough over the summer.

Supporters were also keen to see Evans target Gillingham playmaker Bradley Dack, given that the 22-year-old has racked up 14 goals in League One this season.

After the final whistle against Brentford, Evans told BBC Radio Leeds that he isn't targeting Dack, but has a long-standing interest in Tomlin - though did suggest that any deal to take him to Elland Road is a long way off completion right now.

"I've not seen too much of Bradley Dack, I've probably seen him three or four times," said Evans. "He's doing very well in League One, he plays in a free role behind the strikers. He's a good player but we haven't done anything about it."

"Lee Tomlin is a man that I tried to sign back when he left Rushden and Diamonds all those years ago, I tried to sign him at Crawley, then Barry Fry put him in a car and took him to Peterborough and signed him - and I've never forgiven Barry Fry! He's a good player, but I think we're a long way away from doing Lee Tomlin," he added.

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