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Steve Evans says people at Burnley were raving about Leeds' Charlie Taylor

The Leeds United left-back is back to his best according to manager Evans.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport that "most, if not all" the people he spoke to at Burnley were raving about Charlie Taylor.

The Whites fell to a narrow defeat at Turf Moor, against the current leaders of the Championship.

And after battling back from a bout of glandular fever earlier in the campaign, Taylor is looking like his old self again according to Evans.

"I think he was back to it on Saturday," Evans told BBC West Yorkshire Sport. "It’s really interesting that most. if not all the people I was talking to at Burnley were raving about Charlie Taylor afterwards.

"We thought he got forward with a real purpose, his quality of his delivery on Saturday was back to where Charlie Taylor is at his best and the one he puts onto Chris Wood’s head is all bar a goal. The quality of the cross is stunning."

Taylor was struck with the illness in October and missed seven league matches in total.

At the time, he told the Yorkshire Evening Post the situation could have been far more grave, with fatigue affecting sufferers for up to a year in some cases.

Despite this, Evans revealed the 22-year-old had worked even harder to win back his place - and he hasn't missed a minute since.

The Scot added: "Charlie has had to work really hard through that period when the kid was ill, in fairness he’s put on extra sessions and extra hours and I’ve always said payback comes from that."

The Leeds academy product is currently enjoying his most productive campaign in the Whites' first-team, having made 37 appearances in total - contributing a goal and four assists.

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