Leeds hero Trevor Cherry discusses the job that Steve Evans has done at Elland Road

Elland Road pitchside

Evans took over at the Championship side in October this season.

Leeds legend Trevor Cherry believes that Steve Evans has done a good job since he arrived at Elland Road, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

The much-maligned manager has endured a mixed start to life with the Whites, but has recently guided the club to three straight victories for the first time since February last year. And Cherry explained that the former Rotherham boss has impressed him by the way that he has managed the players at his disposal.

"I actually think Steve Evans has done a good job with what he's got and you can't ask for much more really," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"He has got a bit of pride back in, fair do's. He seems to get what I call his pound of flesh out of his players."

Considering the circumstances when Evans was appointed, it is fair to say that he has earned himself time to have a real go at promotion from the Championship next season.

He took over a squad that Uwe Rosler had had the summer window to work on, so it is unlikely that had he been appointed a few months earlier that the side would look the same way it does now. 

Nevertheless, he has seemingly dragged the Whites away from any danger and, very briefly, took them into the top half of the table last weekend following their win over Blackburn. 

And their latest run of form comes after a five-game winless run that culminated in the humiliating loss to Brighton - the same team that inflicted the defeat that led to Rosler's sacking - which arguably shows how mentally tough Evans is to come through that tricky spell and still inject some positivity into the side.

And while he is unlikely to evoke any memories in Cherry's mind of how things were under Don Revie, if a player from that successful era believes that he has done a good job, then he certainly deserves time to stamp his mark on the team further. 

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