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Steve Evans says Leeds will not do this against Brighton on Monday

The Whites boss insists that his side are going to the Amex intending to win.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told the club's website that he will not set up for the draw when his side travel to high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday night.

The Whites are 22 points and 13 places below the Seagulls in the Championship, rooted in the middle of the bottom half of the table whilst Chris Hughton's side launch a play-off push.

Evans' side have forgotten that winning feeling, having picked up three points just once in their last 10 league matches since before Christmas and going without a victory in four straight games.

However, their manager is adamant that he will not travel to the coastal club looking to return north with a single point, and believes that, despite Brighton's excellent form, his team have what it takes to secure a maximum haul.

He told the club's website: "[Brighton have] got back on track – I think they’ve had five wins from seven. I watched the full re-run of their 4-0 win at Bristol City. Bristol City have had some good results of late but Brighton could have won eight or nine.

"We’ve got to believe we can go there and win - we’re going there to try and win. We’re not going to go there and put 11 men behind the ball."

If the Whites are to pull off an unlikely result at the Amex, they will have to find their scoring boots again, with Lewis Cook's spectacular strike against Fulham last time out the club's only goal in the last three matches.

Leeds have not won away from home since 17 December, but could move up to 13th with a victory on Monday night, if results earlier this weekend go their way.

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