Steve Evans’ response when asked if Leeds will now loan Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty

Leeds United have been attempting to sign Norwich’s Kyle Lafferty.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Steve Evans has responded when asked if Leeds will return to Norwich City to try and sign Kyle Lafferty on loan.

Evans said: “I can’t really rule it in because I don’t know what Alex Neil’s thoughts would be and we will have to revisit whether it would be right for us to do it on a short term as opposed to the end of the season that we wanted to do. We can keep our focus and concentration on Nottingham Forest and then we can perhaps see afterwards what goes beyond on Monday.”

Evans remains coy on the subject, admitting he will reassess his stance on Lafferty - and other loan targets - after this weekend’s game v Nottingham Forest.

Lafferty was a target for Evans during the last emergency loan window, as well as the January transfer window, but no deal could be struck to bring him to Elland Road.

With the forward still looking to play football on a weekly basis ahead of Euro 2016, Leeds looks like an attractive proposition for him, and Evans is a known fan of the attacker.

Evans has admitted that he needs to find out how Alex Neil feels about loaning out Lafferty before making any concrete decision on the striker, as well as giving thought to Leeds’ own stance on the player.

They wanted him on a long-term loan until the end of the season, and Evans needs to assess whether he will come in on a short-term loan as is the only option available, or go ahead with the rest of the season with his current striking options.

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