Steve Evans explains how he'd love to emulate Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn

The Leeds boss has been discussing his predecessor.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans admits he'd love to get the same opportunity Neil Redfearn did towards the end of last season, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Indeed, Evans has emphasised the fact Redfearn was allowed to get Leeds playing with freedom and pick several young players at the end of the campaign.

That was due to the Whites already securing Championship safety - something Evans is waiting to do himself before he can hand more game time to some of United's Youngsters.

The Scot told the BBC: "Last season, when Redders took over, he got a few wins and was relatively safe. That gave him the opportunity to say to a few youngsters he'll give them a chance.

"And the one thing I know the Elland Road faithful love is young talent and I want to put it in front of them. But, first and foremost, we've got to get the wins."

Of course, it's up to Evans to get Leeds winning. United have been very short on goals in recent weeks and the only way to win will be to score more - or settle for the odd 1-0 victory at best.

Leeds travel to Brighton on Monday night for their next league game, before United host Bolton Wanderers, the side they knocked out of the FA Cup in the fourth round.

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