Steve Evans comments on Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's imminent return to Elland Road

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Leeds face Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday, meaning Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is returning to Elland Road.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he thinks Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will prove to be a great manager for Queens Park Rangers.

The Whites suffered a torrid Saturday afternoon, as a comical error from Giuseppe Bellusci led to Rotherham United scoring an injury-time winner to snatch a 2-1 victory. 

That's two defeats to Yorkshire rivals in a row for Leeds, and manager Evans desperately needs a positive result against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday evening.

The R's have won three of their last six games, but suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Middlesbrough on Friday evening, with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also looking for a response on Tuesday night.

The match sees manager Hasselbaink return to Elland Road, having been a Leeds fan favourite during his time with the club, with the Dutch former striker smashing 42 goals in 87 games for the club before leaving for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in 1999.

Ahead of the game, Leeds manager Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he will welcome Hasselbaink back to Elland Road, given that he's such a popular figure amongst fans.

Evans also added that he thinks Hasselbaink has steadied the ship at Loftus Road having arrived as QPR boss in December, and thinks he will prove to be a great manager for the club in the long term.

"I think arguably, you could say that at the very start, when he came into Queens Park Rangers, the run of results was against him," said Evans. "They were games by the odd goal, and deserved, in some of those games that they lost, to win, very much like we have in recent times."

"I think in the last couple of weeks, he's been able to sort out the players that he wants to be playing, they've very much got a settled and regular side now, and we'll see a full strength QPR tomorrow night. In time, I think Jimmy will prove to be a great addition to Queens Park Rangers, and he's certainly very welcome at Elland Road of course, because he was such a big favourite scoring so many goals," he added.

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