Eddie Gray suggests what Leeds players should start to do for remainder of season

The Whites assistant manager believes the squad can play without pressure now and look to impress Steve Evans ahead of next season.

Leeds United assistant manager Eddie Gray has told the club's official TV channel that it is time for the players to start playing without pressure and focus on impressing Steve Evans ahead of next season.

The Whites mathematically secured their Championship status with a 3-2 win over Reading on Saturday, and they are now in with a chance of finishing in the top 10 to finish an underwhelming campaign on a small high note.

Chris Wood scored twice and Toumani Diagouraga got the other as the Yorkshire side recorded back-to-back wins for the fourth time this season to lift themselves up into the top half of the table.

Gray insists that the team should now be able to play with the shackles off for the remaining four matches of the campaign, and called on the players to show what they are capable of as they look to secure their futures at the club for next season.

The Whites assistant told LUTV: "The last couple of games should give the players a lift. There is no pressure on them now, they could play around with a bit of freedom.

"A lot of players are still trying to impress Steve Evans and his staff [and show] that they should be playing here next season."

There could be numerous exits in the summer transfer window at Elland Road as the club looks to transform itself from mid-table also-rans to play-off contenders next season.

There is also still a big question mark over the future of Evans himself, with owner Massimo Cellino failing to offer reassurances that the Scot is the man he wants in charge for the long-term.

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