Steve Evans has a 0% win record as Leeds boss, albeit only three games into his Leeds career. He has gone on record as saying that an overhaul is needed among the playing staff, sme short-term and others long-term, and it appears that three is the magic number as per a report in The Yorkshire Post.
With Leeds languishing around at the wrong end of the table in 18th place, and performances highlighting just why that is, Steve Evans hasn’t been backwards in coming forwards as to what he feels is needed at Elland Road. To him it is simple, it’s a dust down and a shake up in order to reinvigorate a team where spirit is definitely ebbing away with each ropey performance and bad result. Looking to the longer-term, Evans says that there will be big changes come the opening of the next transfer window, quoted in the YP as saying, “The window in January will be a massive one.” However, it’s the shorter term where he feels that added impetus can be given and a boost to the team drawn out.
The emergency loan window close on November 28 and it is here that Evans thinks he can make an impact, with three being his magic number. Speaking to the YP on this matter, Evans said,
“But before then there’s lot of points at stake. Maybe two or three before the (loan) window (closes) and that might take you from where we are to suddenly being a very good side…If two or three can get us to where we want to be, then it’ll be two or three. I can certainly bring in two or three.” Steve Evans – Yorkshire Post: October 31, 2015
Looking at the quick fix for the shorter-term, Evans is hoping to emulate the six-game unbeaten run he put together when in a similar situation at Rotherham with a similar tactic for the Whites who are dug-in on a run that has brought only two wins in 13 league games thus far in the 2015/16 Championship. Evans is a realist though, knowing that this is only a short-term fix and that more needs to be done to put Leeds back on a positive footing saying, “But to go where we want to go, we have to be much better in a lot of areas.”