Steve Evans praises Botaka's recent impact; says he ticks a lot of boxes

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The Leeds United winger has impressed since returning to the match-day squad.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been speaking to reporters about the progress of summer signing Jordan Botaka, with his comments later posted on the club’s official Twitter account.

The winger arrived at Elland Road from Dutch club Excelsior during the close-season but he took time to settle in England, only recently showing what a talent he can be.

After a lengthy spell out of the match-day squad, Botaka played 15 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers and 45 minutes against Hull City, and he provided his first assist in a Leeds shirt in the 2-2 draw with the Tigers.

Botaka’s improved work ethic in training and his desire to prove the doubters wrong have no doubt been defining factors in his upturn in form, and Evans has explained how he feels about the DR Congo wide-man.

“I was delighted with him,” Evans said after Botaka’s showing against Hull. “He worked hard for the team and kept the ball. He ticked a lot of boxes and is training well.”

Leeds’ next match is against Charlton Athletic this weekend and they then end the season with a match against Preston North End, with Evans’ future still unclear despite his impressive work at the club.

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