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Steve Evans speaks highly of Sol Bamba’s attitude

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Steve Evans was pleased with Sol Bamba’s performance for Leeds United against Watford in the FA Cup.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he has been impressed with Sol Bamba's attitude.

Bamba, who had a great time at Elland Road during the second half of last season, is not guaranteed a place in the Leeds’s starting lineup this campaign.

The 31-year-old central defender, though, has recently returned to form and is likely to feature for the Whites against Brighton & Hove Albion away from home at the American Express Community Stadium in the Championship on Monday evening.

Bamba played well against Watford at Vicarage Road in the fifth round of the FA Cup last weekend and against Fulham at Elland Road in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

Evans has spoken highly of the Ivory Coast international centre-back, and has revealed that he has a very good attitude when he is not playing.

“The captain has proven a point, which he tends to do,” the Scotsman told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “He’s not a player who sulks and he’s not a player who goes about with an attitude problem. He manages the dressing room in a really professional way.

“I thought he was good at Watford as well. When he got a chance on Saturday I said ‘go and have a good performance’. You only need to ask Troy Deeney if he had a good performance. It was good to see.”

Bamba has scored one goal and created three chances in 18 Championship appearances for Leeds so far this season.

The former Leicester City defender has a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 25%, and has won 61 headers, 16 dribbles and 37 tackles.

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