Leeds United boss Steve Evans speaks of his pride at Sol Bamba's recent rejuvenation

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The club captain has performed well after coming back into the team.

Leeds United are back on winning ways. Following on from their 2-1 triumph over Bolton Wanderers at the weekend they picked up a 2-0 win at Cardiff City yesterday to continue their winning form.

After the defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion the club was at a season low, but now Steve Evans' men have bounced back.

None more so than club captain Sol Bamba. The Ivorian struggled for form earlier in the season and rightly found himself out of the starting XI.

But after coming back into the team after Liam Cooper came off at half-time against Bolton he has put in two great performances.

Two performances that have earned him big praise from his boss.

Steve Evans told BBC Radio Leeds yesterday, after the Cardiff triumph:

"I look at Sol Bamba.

"What did Sol do when he came on against Bolton at half-time? What did he do tonight?

"He didn't go talking in the press and he didn't go talking to me in my office and he didn't go talking to the players.

"Our captain just led as a captain should do by example and produced a performance that, for Sol, I am so proud of him. So proud."

Comforting words for Bamba indeed - considering his recent poor form and spell out of the team.

The captain is however a popular figure in the dressing room and at the club in general. On his day he can be a commanding and imposing figure in the Leeds United first-team - that is the Bamba Leeds fans first fell for when he arrived from Palermo last winter.

Hopefully he is back for good.

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