Quick links


Steve Evans claims he's in love with three Leeds United players

Leeds United have a number of options in midfield, following the addition of Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he is in love with Luke Murphy, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt.

Evans moved to bring in Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland on loan until January, increasing his options in central midfield.

However, the 53-year-old boss insists that he is very pleased with Leeds’ options in the centre of the pitch already – with three players standing out above the rest.

“I’m in love with the likes of Muprhy,” he said. “And I’m certainly in love with the Cooks and the Mowatts.”

Murphy, Cook and Mowatt have all been regular starters under Evan’s guidance so far, but it seems likely that one will drop out of the team to accommodate Bridcutt.

The Sunderland loanee is the first signing that Evans has made since taking charge at Elland Road, and he is likely to play some part in Leeds’ fixture against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Murphy’s place looks the most vulnerable, as the former Crewe Alexandra man hasn’t been at the top of his game in recent matches.

Cook has been in decent form since Evans took charge, while Mowatt has arguably been the Whites’ best player of late.

Mowatt has netted stunning efforts in each of Leeds’ wins under Evans, and he will be eager to have a similar impact against QPR this weekend.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch