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Leeds United boss Steve Evans in confident mood ahead of Cardiff City

Leeds United are set to travel to Cardiff City later this evening.

Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he wouldn’t be shocked if Leeds United were able to beat Cardiff City later this evening.

The Bluebirds have not lost a home game since way back in September, but Evans is confident that his side can pull off an upset.

The Whites won against Cardiff at Elland Road earlier in the campaign, and the 53-year-old is taking optimism from that performance.

“I’m not ignoring Cardiff’s record and they’re playing very well,” he said.

“I watched them win 2-0 at Bristol City on Saturday and it should have been four or five. But we beat them at Elland Road (in November) and deservedly so in my opinion.

“We’ve got good players here. I know we’ve gone through a tough time but there are talented players in my squad. It’s about performance. If eight or nine of ours are close to the top of their game tonight, we’ll come away with something. That’s a given. And let’s not kid ourselves – we owe the fans who are travelling a performance and a result.”

Leeds head into the game in Wales in poor form, after winning just two of their last 12 league matches.

The Whites were victorious on their last outing, however, as they beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 last weekend.

That win has pushed Leeds up to 16th in the Championship table, and Evans is now targeting a top 10 finish.

To achieve that Leeds will need to have a very strong end to the campaign, and they await a tough test tonight.

Cardiff are on the outskirts of the play offs, and could move into the top six if they are to beat Leeds.

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