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The stats that provide a damning indictment of Evans' time at Leeds

Leeds' form and stats seem to just be getting worse under the Scot.

Steve Evans is still in a job at Leeds United after his side's 4-0 loss at Brighton on Monday.

That's good news for the Scot but Massimo Cellino has sacked managers for less, meaning it's safe to assume Evans is walking some kind of tightrope - we just don't know how thick it is.

If Evans can pull Leeds' form round, he'll be in uncharted territory - a United boss who's actually been given the chance to revive things under Cellino.

But the stats show things are just getting worse under the 53-year-old. Leeds' form has tailed and, for some bizarre reason, Evans has decided to talk more and more confidently in press conferences each week.

Back when Neil Redfearn was sacked at Rotherham, Evans' points per game ratio was 1.32. Slowly, it's lowering.

 Under Evans WonDrawnLostPoint/Game
Leeds 6 9 7 1.23

Indeed, as Opta stats show, Evans now averages just 1.23 points per game at Leeds. Still far better than Uwe Rosler's 1. But compare it to last season...

 Last season WonDrawnLostPoints/Game
Leeds 15 11 20 1.22

At 1.22, the 2014/15 season was almost identical. That includes Dave Hockaday's spell, Darko Milanic's spell and the poor winless runs under Redfearn.

The clear indication, then, is a lack of progress at Leeds. Evans wants a full summer transfer window and pre-season to prove he can operate more effectively under better circumstances. If United's dire run continues, though, the evidence would disprove his claims.

Leeds need a win at Bolton on Saturday - big time.

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