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Steve Evans shares details of the 'frank meeting' he held with Leeds United's players

Leeds United have won their last two matches, after being heavily beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion.

Manager Steve Evans has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he had a ‘frank meeting’ with his Leeds United players after their 4-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last week.

Leeds were hammered on the south coast, and their performance in the match lacked any sort of passion and heart.

It was suggested that Evans’ job was under threat after that defeat, but the 53-year-old manager has responded well to the pressure.

Leeds have won their last two matches - against Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers - and Evans has been delighted by the fight his squad have shown.

“We had a frank meeting with the players,” he said. “It was two-way and I felt really good when I came out of it because it was so productive. After that, you have to put into practice what you talk about in the room.

“I’m grateful to the players and I hold my hands up to them. I asked them to prove some points individually and collectively and they’ve done that. We said after Brighton that no-one plays on reputation. They play if they deserve to play and that goes for all of us. If I deserve to be here then by results and performances, I’ll be here.”

Leeds' win against Cardiff was arguably their most encouraging result under Evans’ stewardship so far.

The Bluebirds had not been beaten at home since September, but the Whites picked up a 2-0 victory in Wales.

That win has lifted Leeds up to 15th place in the Championship table, with Evans now targeting a top ten finish.

Leeds’ next match comes against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday.

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