Leeds United head coach Steve Evans suggests that the players are playing for their futures.
Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that the players will have their futures to play for between now and the end of the season.
Evans sent out the warning following Leeds’s exit from the FA Cup at the weekend.
The West Yorkshire outfit went down 1-0 to Watford away from home at Vicarage Road in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
However, Evans has made it clear that players will have to perform between now and the end of the campaign in order to remain at Elland Road beyond the summer.
“It’s not all about next season now because people are playing to be part of next season,” the Scotsman told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “People have to produce performances.
“I’ve got no respect for them having contracts that go beyond the summer. They’ll either be a part of it come the end of the season or not, and they’ll be told to their faces.”
Evans’s comments send out a clear warning to the Leeds players - either you perform or you leave.
If Leeds are to genuinely compete for the Championship playoffs next season, then they need to have players who are committed and will give their all.
With the Whites’ season virtually over now, perhaps the coming weeks will show which players are truly committed to the Leeds cause.