Steve Evans shares opinion on Lewie Coyle's performances, offers him a warning

Elland Road pitchside

Steve Evans has praised Lewie Coyle - but warned the Leeds youngster that he must continue to improve.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he thought Lewie Coyle was 'magnificent' against Fulham on Tuesday night.

The Whites recorded their sixth draw in the last ten games, as they played out a 1-1 draw with Fulham at Elland Road, with Lewis Cook's stunning long range thunderbolt cancelling out Tom Cairney's opener.

It's now four Championship games without a win for Leeds, but there were positives to take out of the game - particularly the performance of Lewie Coyle.

With Scott Wootton left out of the side, Coyle started his first ever Championship game at right back, and the 20-year-old appears to be Leeds' latest young prospect.

Other academy graduates Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor all started, and Leeds' conveyor belt of young homegrown talent seems to have churned out yet another hot prospect.

Now, Leeds manager Steve Evans has now told BBC Radio Leeds that he thought Coyle was 'magnificent', even if he did have a couple of sloppy moments - understandable against one of the Championship's most dangerous strikeforces this season.

Evans did however offer a warning to Coyle, stating he must add to his game and improve or he will be taken straight out of the team, despite his performance on Tuesday.

"He's had a magnificent Football League debut tonight, in the Championship, for him to come in and play like that," said Evans. "He got sloppy a couple of times, he got caught inside when they could have gone 2-0 up, but he's had a magnificent debut."

"I told him he should d be really proud, and his family would be really proud, but he needs to add to that or I'll take him straight out. This is a youngster that we'll develop, the same as the Cooks have been developed, and the Mowatts and the Taylors, and him and one or two other are really talented boys. He sailed through - and I think that would be a good thing that I could say about his performance tonight; he sailed through." he added.

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