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Leeds United boss commends the job Neil Warnock has done at Rotherham United, but accidentally calls him Neil Redfearn

Steve Evans is clearly a fan of the Rotherham United boss.

Leeds United face Rotherham United this weekend in the Championship and the game will see two managers up against former teams.

Rotherham boss Neil Warnock spent just over a year at Elland Road whilst Steve Evans arrived at Leeds after three years in south Yorkshire.

With the pair set to face off the reception they will get from their former supporters could be interesting at the New York Stadium.

Speaking about that, and his relationship with Warnock, Evans told Radio Yorkshire:

“I’ve got a good relationship with Neil.

“I read his comments in the week that I would probably get the same type of applause that he would get. OK, that’s Neil’s version. What I would say is he has always been fantastic to me. In my career I’ve phoned and I’ve asked and begged and borrowed for players and he was always forthcoming.”

He also spoke about the success Warnock has had with Rotherham. Since taking over from another former Leeds boss in Neil Redfearn the he has guided the Millers out of the Championship relegation zone with some fantastic results.

Evans was therefore full of praise for his weekend opponent, even if he did accidentally call him Redfearn, telling Radio Yorkshire:

“I did think the minute they appointed Neil Redfearn (sic) that the days of thinking they would definitely go down were gone.

“He has brought not only fantastic performances from that group of players but he’s brought back a spirit that was there as I was leaving.”

Rotherham come into this game just two points clear of the relegation zone but in the midst of a five game unbeaten streak.

Leeds meanwhile went crashing back to earth with a home thrashing against West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town prior to the international break.

They have very little to play for and Evans will have a task on his hands ensuring Leeds are as fired up for this game as their hosts will be under Warnock.

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