The Leeds United midfielder was named on the bench against Huddersfield Town.
The 19-year-old has already featured 38 times for the Whites this season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process, but he had to make do with a place on the bench in Leeds’ last match before the international break.
Evans has had a lot of time to reflect on that decision and the overall performance and result and in hindsight he admits he made a mistake not starting Cook.
“I genuinely think it was the wrong decision to leave Lewis out against Huddersfield, absolutely 100 per cent,” Evans told Radio Yorkshire.
The Leeds boss has never been afraid to speak his mind and admit his mistakes and few fans of the club would disagree with him on this occasion.
Leeds went into the match against Huddersfield on the back of three straight wins against Bolton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers, and they will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they travel to the New York Stadium to take on Rotherham United this weekend.