Steve Evans shares the message he gave Leeds United's players after draw with Fulham

Elland Road East Stand

Leeds United drew 1-1 with Fulham at Elland Road yesterday evening.

Steve Evans has informed BBC Radio Leeds that he told his Leeds United players that they need to make their luck turn, following their 1-1 draw with Fulham yesterday evening.

Evans feels that he has been unfortunate ever since taking charge at Elland Road.

The Scottish boss has bemoaned the club’s recent injury problems, while he has also complained that nothing has gone his side’s way in matches.

“I said to the players in the dressing room that we carry no luck here,” Evans said. “We got our main striker out, we’ve had Taylor out for eight weeks, I’ve had Berardi out for longer and Mowatt out for two lots of five weeks.

“Since I’ve come in as head coach I’ve not had an ounce of luck. We’ve not seen a ricochet go in. But we have to work hard to make that turn.”

Leeds’ injury problems are set to lessen in the coming weeks, with Gaetano Berardi close to making his return.

Chris Wood shouldn’t be too far behind the Swiss defender either, and that will bolster the Whites’ options up front.

Leeds’ draw against Fulham rather highlighted their struggle to find a potent finisher in Wood’s absence.

Although the Whites did avoid defeat, they required Lewis Cook to score an absolute screamer from long-range to ensure that they got a point.

The draw has kept Leeds in 17th spot in the Championship table, and they are now winless in four matches.

Leeds’ next match comes against Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium next Monday.

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