The Whites will take on Rotherham away from home at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.
Evans has claimed that Rotherham’s Lee Camp, Kirk Broadfoot, Lee Frecklington, Richard Smallwood, Joe Newell, Matt Derbyshire and Grant Ward are fantastic players.
“He’s brought not only fantastic performances from that group of players but he’s brought back a spirit that was there prior to us leaving,” Evans told The Yorkshire Evening Post about Rotherham boss Neil Warnock. “Players like Camp, Broadfoot, Frecklington, Smalling, Newell, Derbyshire and Ward, they are fantastic players.
“And if ever they are doubted in the Championship for ability which they are not in my eyes then they make up for it because they have got hearts and energies to play football that I have not had at many places.”
Evans has also expressed his admiration of Rotherham’s recent run of good results.
“Rotherham United have recently beaten Ipswich away, beaten Sheffield Wednesday away, beaten Middlesbrough at home and drawn with Derby after being 3-0 down (with seven minutes to go),” the Leeds head coach told The Yorkshire Post. “I think they have taken 15 or 16 points that is promotion form. They know they have had to deliver.”
Leeds will head into the game against Rotherham on the back of a 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town at Elland Road in the Championship.
The West Yorkshire outfit are 13th in the league table at the moment with 47 points from 37 matches.
The Whites are 10 points above the relegation zone and appear to be safe from dropping down to League One.
Meanwhile, Rotherham currently find themselves 20th in the Championship table with 39 points from 38 matches.
The Millers are just two points above the bottom three, but their recent results suggest that they can escape the drop.