The Leeds United boss sets out a very demanding target of his troops for the next four games.
It was all going swimmingly for under-fire Evans, who had successfully drawn a terrific response from United after the 4-0 thrashing at Brighton and Hove Albion last month, with Leeds winning their next three games after that.
Such was their perceived resurgence, there were suggestions that their form could even see them reach the playoffs, though these proved premature after Huddersfield Town brought them back to earth with a 4-1 Yorkshire derby win at Elland Road on Saturday.
After the international break, Evans's side face "very tough" away trips to Rotherham United, Championship leaders Burnley and Birmingham, along with a visit of QPR, and the 53-year-old is demanding a minimum of nine points.
"We're working hard at Thorp Arch before the lads get a few days off," he told BBC Radio Leeds.
"[There’s] lots to build on, nine points from 12 and that is the target for the next four matches, which is a very tough run with three of them away from home."
There was speculation on Tuesday(The Mail) that owner Massimo Cellino was prepared to sack Evans, whom he only appointed in October after dismissing Uwe Rosler.
They sit 13th in the Championship, nine points clear of relegation but 15 adrift of the top six.