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Steve Evans highlights what he learned from Leeds United's thrashing against Huddersfield

Leeds United were beaten 4-1 by Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that he learned whether certain players can handle playing at Elland Road after the 4-1 thrashing against Huddersfield Town.

The Whites may have taken the lead through Stuart Dallas on Saturday afternoon, but they were then obliterated by their Yorkshire rivals, with Mark Hudson, Harry Bunn, Karim Matmour and Nakhi Wells all finding the net in a superb 4-1 win for the Terriers.

David Wagner's side were scintillating in the second half, but Leeds boss Evans will have been disappointed to lose so heavily after winning their three previous Championship games.

After the game, Evans spoke to Radio Yorkshire about the defeat, and in the face of such a huge thrashing against local rivals, the Scot admitted he learned something about his players.

Evans suggested that heavy defeats against Brighton and Huddersfield are great for him when it comes to learning which players can and can't play for Leeds, with Saturday's result particularly highlighting whether players can play at Elland Road.

The Leeds boss claims he learned more from Saturday's game than the recent wins over Bolton and Cardiff, with his comments hinting that some players may not be cut out to play for Leeds moving forward.

"I think if you're serious about building something, then days like Brighton, days like this, teach you a lot more than say, beating Bolton where it's a really industrious game, or beating Cardiff where you're possibly fortunate to come away with a win," said Evans.

"If you're building something, it is days like Brighton and days like this, that you learn all about who can play for Leeds United, certainly at Elland Road, and days like today tell you a big story of who can play and who can't play," he added.

Additionally, the stats above show how Leeds striker Souleymane Doukara struggled with not even a shot on goal, whilst Huddersfield's Nakhi Wells finding the back of the net from his two shots on goal and causing mayhem throughout with his pace - something Evans will surely be looking to add to his side during the summer transfer window.

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