Steve Evans comments on this frustrating Leeds stat, could change this weekend

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Leeds haven't won three games in a row in over a year.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the club's recent inability to win three games in a row is frustrating, but a sign of the competitive nature of the Championship.

The Whites beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at Elland Road last weekend, before a superb 2-0 win over play-off chasing Cardiff City on Tuesday night.

Now, Leeds travel to Lancashire to take on Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon, with managers Steve Evans chasing a rare run of three wins in a row.

As noted by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds haven't won three games in a row for more than a year now, a frustrating statistic for current boss Evans, even though that record stretches over the reigns of previous managers Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler.

With the chance to end that statistic this weekend, Evans will be hoping for a big performance and another win, but has looked back at that run without three wins in a row.

Evans told the Yorkshire Evening Post that a team of Leeds' size to have not won three games in a row for more than year simply isn't good enough, and it's been too long of a wait for a considerable run of victories.

However, the Scot did note that few teams in the Championship will have put together three wins in a row, suggesting that the competitive nature of the division means that anybody can beat anybody on their day - but pointed to the considerable runs of results that the top clubs put together as something for the Whites to aspire towards.

"Some of that, of course, gets misled because you don’t play a lot of football in May, June and July so that could be mis-reading the stats," said Evans. "But for Leeds United not to win three games in a row, it doesn’t matter if you are in the Premier League or the Championship, it shouldn’t be running for that length of time should it? That tells me it’s over a year and it’s too long that to win three games in a row."

"How many teams in the Championship this season have not won three games in a row? I would say it’s a very high percentage in the Championship, outside the top four or five. But that’s why they are in the top four or five, because they can go and run up a sequence of five or six wins maybe every quarter of the season," he added.

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