Steve Evans says this Leeds player was key to win against Blackburn

Leeds United

Charlie Taylor played well for Leeds United against Blackburn Rovers in the Championship at the weekend.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that Charlie Taylor was key to their win against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

Leeds maintained their good run of form in the Championship with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn away from home at Ewood Park.

Defender Taylor started the game and played for the entire 90 minutes, and his performance impressed Evans.

While discussing how the 22-year-old left-back, who can also play as a left-winger, coped with Blackburn’s Ben Marshall, the Leeds head coach told BBC Radio Leeds: “I think it was key to us winning the football match.

"I think Ben is a converted midfield player who has got great quality. Gary Bowyer first put him there and he breaks forward. He has got the quality of a winger really or a central midfielder, offensive player.

“They play in a system where the three big lads at the back don’t go forward at all and try to release him in. So therefore Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor in particular have done a great job.”

Against Blackburn on Saturday afternoon, Taylor had a pass accuracy of 62%, put in three crosses, won 67% of his tackles and 40% of his headers, and made three interceptions, seven clearances and five blocks.

The English youngster has scored one goal and created 24 chances in 29 Championship appearances so far this season.

Taylor has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and has won 44 headers, 26 dribbles and 42 tackles.

Leeds are 13th in the Championship table at the moment with 47 points from 36 matches.

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