Leeds boss Steve Evans reflects on eight-month winless run

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The Whites' winless run at Elland Road stretched from March 2015 until November 2015.

Speaking to TV Yorkshire, manager Steve Evans has admitted that he found Leeds United's eight-month winless spell at Elland Road simply "staggering" before he arrived.

The Whites edged out Cardiff City 1-0 back in November for what was their first home win since March 8 and Evans's maiden win as head coach, having replaced the sacked Uwe Rosler a couple of weeks prior to those three points.

Things were so desperate that owner Massimo Cellino drafted in a priest to bless the Elland Road pitch in a strange move (The Mirror), though it did pay off.

His decision to hire Evans also looks to be a shrewd one so far, the Scot being drafted in to save the club from relegation but, with one Championship game left, United are a comfortable 18 points clear of the drop zone.

Evans said to TV Yorkshire: "When I arrived, this football club had not won for eight months at home, which is a staggering statistic, but we put that right.

"We've been inconsistent at home, and being inconsistent at home tell you that when you win only twice against the bottom nine - we know the stats - it tells you that we lack some quality in different areas."

Leeds, who sit 12th in the Championship, could finish 11th this season if they win at Preston North End on the final day next weekend, which would be a fine achievement for Evans who would surely secure a 12-month extension.

Well, he is expected to earn an extension regardless, though winning at Deepdale next week would make it harder for Cellino to wield the axe on yet another manager.

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