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Steve Evans shares what he told Noel Whelan about Leeds United in private conversation

Leeds United take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans says that he told Noel Whelan that his side are going through their toughest run of fixtures remaining this season.

Leeds faced Cardiff City in midweek, and they are now preparing to take on Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The Whites beat Cardiff 2-0 to make a good start to their two tough away trips, but Evans believes his side will be up against it again at Ewood Park.

“I said before the Cardiff game privately to Noel Whelan - and he’ll confirm this - that our trips to Cardiff and Blackburn, of all the games we had left, were going to be our toughest of the season,” Evans told BBC Radio Leeds. “But there’s a big prize for us - with another win.”

Leeds’ win over Cardiff was arguably their most impressive result under Evans’ stewardship so far.

The Whites scored through Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci in Wales, to become the first team to win at the Cardiff City Stadium since September.

Leeds also won their most recent home match, which came against Bolton Wanderers last weekend.

It means that Evans’ men could pick up three successive victories for the first time this season if they are able to beat Blackburn on Saturday.

Coming out on top against Paul Lambert’s fast improving side will be though, however, as Blackburn have won their last four league matches at Ewood Park.

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