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Leeds star Lewis Cook shares the advice Steve Evans has given him

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Lewis Cook has been told to be more composed in possession by Leeds boss Steve Evans.

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he has been given some advice by manager Steve Evans.

Cook, 18, has come up through the ranks at Leeds having joined way back in 2004, and is now considered to be one of the Football League's brightest young talents.

With 67 appearances for Leeds already, Cook has become a key player under a host of different managers over the last 18 months, and now he's an integral part of Steve Evans' side at Elland Road.

However, in Saturday's 2-1 away win at Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup, Cook was deployed in a slightly different role than what he has been used to so far.

Recent signings Liam Briductt and Toumani Diagouraga prefer to play in front of the back four, so Evans deployed them both as holding midfielders, and pushed the energetic Cook forward into a more attacking role, allowing him freedom to get forward.

It's a role that we could see Cook deployed in for some time now, and the midfielder has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he has been receiving detailed advice from manager Evans about his development.

Cook has revealed that Evans is urging him to calm down in possession and be more composed, enabling him to rack up more goals and assists - two things lacking from his game right now.

"He’s told me to calm down when I’m running with the ball and not be 100 miles an hour," said Cook. "He’s told me to get a bit of composure and find that pass or that shot. That’s what I need to focus on," he added.

In a more attacking role, Cook will be expected to score goals and create chances, and whilst his relentless energy is a blessing, it can be a curse in terms of decision making, and if he can develop that side of his game, Cook could truly become an all-round midfielder at Elland Road.

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