Steve Evans comments on Leeds United's staggering supporters

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Leeds United take on Huddersfield Town at Elland Road on Saturday.

Steve Evans has told Leeds United’s official site that the support the club will be getting at the weekend is simply staggering.

Close to 30,000 supporters are set to be packed into Elland Road for their match against Huddersfield Town.

That attendance figure is set to break a season high, which was set on the opening day against Burnley, and Evans admits that he is very humbled to be in charge of such a well supported side.

“We have to thank the Leeds United supporters, as they’re going to turn up in such big numbers,” Evans said. “We’re learning that it’s going to be close to 30,000. On the back of three wins you think that you might get a few extra supporters in to cheer on the team, but those numbers are quite staggering.

“I say it every week and I’ll keep on saying it for as long as I serve this football club, I’m very humbled to serve these people.

“At times we’re undeserving of their support in the numbers that they turn up, but hopefully we’ve been deserving of it in the last three games and we want to make it four on Saturday.

“If we were challenging for that play-off group, I think it would be nearer to 40,000 fans than 30,000 inside Elland Road. That’s just the power of this football club. It’s wonderful to be associated with.”

Attendances have generally been dropping at Elland Road this season, with the price of tickets called into question.

However, Leeds fans are set to flood back into the stadium as the Yorkshire side are enjoying their best run of form of the season.

Leeds have won their last three matches in succession, and they could win four in a row for the first time since 2009 if they are able to be victorious against Huddersfield.

If the Whites are to beat their Yorkshire rivals it would increase talk that they could make a push for the play offs.

Leeds could close the gap on the top six to nine points if they are able to win on Saturday, and they also have a game in hand over most their promotion rivals.

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