Three players Steve Evans may have had an eye on while watching the play-offs

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According to reports, the Scot has watched games involving Hibernian, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City this past week.

Despite admitting he fears the sack at Leeds United, Steve Evans has been hard at work in the event Massimo Cellino has an unexpected change of heart.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Scot has attended three play-off matches this past week, with a view to identifying targets who, in his own words, "might be told to move on" if their club goes up.

Could any of these feature on Evans' list of targets? 

Harry Maguire (Hull City)

Assuming Evans sat through the full 90 minutes at the KC Stadium on Tuesday, he will have caught around 60 seconds of Maguire in action. However, with the defender having cost £2.5 million and played in the Premier League last term, how much is there to see? Maguire has struggled to muscle in on Hull's Dawson-Davies double act this season, and is one Tigers player likely to be available this summer - regardless of which division his team are in. Cellino is said to want a British core at Elland Road next season and adding the 23-year-old at the expense of Giuseppe Bellusci would be a decent place to start.

Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday)

Another player the Scot may have wished to catch a glimpse of, only to find him left on the bench as Wednesday held on for a 1-1 draw in Brighton. Matias has been a victim of circumstance at Hillsborough this season. The 27-year-old winger was the fourth highest scorer in Portugal last term and made a flying start to his Owls career - as Leeds fans will know all too well. However, the capture (and subsequent fine form) of Fernando Forestieri from Watford, coupled with a three-month injury lay-off, cost him a place he's been unable to win back. If Wednesday go up, they may wish to upgrade.

Jason Cummings (Hibernian)

Okay, so Hibs won't be going up, but given that Cummings is (usually) a key player, that will only work in Leeds' favour - if, of course, they are even interested. It's hard to imagine they wouldn't be, with the 20-year-old, who was a surprise late substitute in the Hibees' 3-2 defeat to Falkirk, scoring 25 goals in all competitions this past season. Latest reports suggest Cummings is available for a relatively low £1 million. He could be the ideal replacement for Mirco Antenucci.

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