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Steve Evans shares his dressing room attitude towards Leeds players, reiterates claim about 24-year-old

Leeds United won against Reading in the Championship at the weekend.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has suggested to BBC Radio Leeds that he was harsh on his players during the half-time team talk at the weekend.

The West Yorkshire outfit got the better of Reading 3-2 at home in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

New Zealand international striker Chris Wood scored twice for the Whites, including the winner in the 85th minute.

All three of Leeds’s goals came in the second half, with Reading actually leading 1-0 at the break. Evans has suggested that he did give his players a harsh treatment during the half-time team talk.

"The players deserve enormous credit, especially with a lot of 24-hour viruses going around the camp," Evans told BBC Radio Leeds. "I was quite hard with them at half time, then we got people further up the pitch near Chris and that worked for us.”

Evans also reiterated his claim about Wood, stating once again that the striker would score 20 goals in a single season if fit.

Ahead of the game against Reading at the weekend, the Scotsman told The Yorkshire Post when asked if the 24-year-old could score 20 goals for Leeds next season: “Yes, without a shadow. And I think he would have been on 15 or 16 already if he had not been out as long as he had.”

After the match, Evens made a similar claim on Wood on Leeds’s official Twitter page.

Wood has scored 11 goals and created 33 chances in 30 Championship appearances for Leeds so far this season.

The striker has a pass accuracy of 61% and a shot accuracy of 38%, and has won 98 headers, seven dribbles and seven tackles.

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