Steve Evans has shed weight since taking over at Leeds

By Alex Stevens

Steve Evans has revealed that the main regrets of his Leeds reign involve substitutions – and he still beats himself up about them.

The Whites manager singled out the 4-1 defeat to Huddersfield in March as one match that still gives him sleepless nights.

Evans reflected on his six-month Elland Road reign when asked if he would have done anything different amid a growing expectation that he is getting the axe from owner Massimo Cellino.

“I might have made a couple of different substitutions a couple of times, especially the Huddersfield game,” said Evans to the Yorkshire Evening Post. “Nobody beats themselves up more than me and if you are close to me you do that.

“We always make different decisions when you don’t win a match because that’s what you are challenged to do.

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“But when I got the job I said I would try and do it with some real energy and some real passion and some real integrity and I think I have carried that out.”

Evans spoke about the post amid growing doubts about his future, with the 53-year-old saying on Thursday he is no close to knowing if his contract will be extended.

The manager, who took over in October, has comfortably avoided relegation and taken Leeds into the top half of the Championship after taking 10 points from their last four matches.

The Scot’s current deal expires at the end of June and the continued uncertainty means that Saturday’s clash with Charlton at Elland Road could be his last home game in charge.

Evans has an increasingly strong hand in negotiations as he is drawing interest from elsewhere, with Peterborough joining Nottingham Forest in being strongly linked with the Leeds manager.

In other Leeds news, Evans has admitted he has changed his mind about one Whites outcast.