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Evans explains what was said about anti-Cellino protests at Leeds team meeting

The Leeds head coach has been discussing yet more off-field distractions.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans says he told the players not to get distracted by the anti-Massimo Cellino protests at a team meeting before their Bolton clash on Saturday afternoon, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Indeed, at the team hotel before Leeds went on to win 2-1, the Scot warned his players to ignore a series of protests against the Yorkshire club's owner.

And Evans is quoted as saying: "No, none of it. We have to keep our focus on the grass.

"At the team meeting at the hotel I said to the players whatever happens we can’t affect it. It’s not our business.

"Our business is to turn up as professional footballers, professional coaching staff and medical staff and support the team on the pitch and get three points."

Hopefully there will be less off-field distraction when Leeds travel to Cardiff City on Tuesday night. A trip to Wales will feel an awful lot longer with plenty up in the air.

Although there is always something up in the air at Elland Road and the trip back will feel even longer if Leeds play anything like they did against Brighton last Monday night.

Against Bolton, there were several positives. Mirco Antenucci produced and so too did the likes of Giuseppe Bellusci, Sol Bamba and more. Can United keep it up against Cardiff?

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