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Steve Evans rules out experimenting with Leeds United's line-ups

Leeds United appear destined to be playing Championship football again next term.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has insisted to BBC Radio Leeds that he will not be experimenting with his side’s starting line-ups for the rest of the season.

Leeds’ 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town last weekend appears to have ended any hopes that they had of climbing into the play offs this season.

With the Whites also comfortably clear of the relegation zone, the rest of this campaign could be treated like an extended pre-season, but Evans insists that he will not be making too many changes to his starting line-up.

“We’re not going to be doing anything silly in terms of experimenting,” the 53-year-old boss said. “We’re going to go back on to the training ground and talk to people about defending properly and moving the ball more quickly - as we had worked on in previous weeks.”

Leeds are currently occupying 13th spot in the Championship table. They are 15 points adrift of the play off spots, and 10 clear of relegation.

The Yorkshire club seem assured of their status in the second tier for next season, and Evans has already suggested that he intends to be making a push for promotion.

Evans has also stated that he will give Bailey Peacock-Farrell a senior debut before the end of the campaign (Radio Leeds), but the youngster may have to wait for his chance, with Evans seemingly having no plans to tinker with his team just yet. 

Leeds’ next match comes against Neil Warnock’s rapidly improving Rotherham United side on 2nd April.

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