Axe man: Cellino hinted that Evans' reign will soon be over

By Alex Stevens

Steve Evans said Mirco Antenucci’s clinical finish for Leeds on Saturday reminded him of Kenny Dalglish.

The Italian striker scored the Championship club’s second goal as they defeated Blackburn 2-1 at Ewood Park to secure a third consecutive league win.

Antenucci lifted his tally for the season to nine league goals and he has now struck four times in their last three matches to steer the team away from the relegation zone and take the heat off Steve Evans.

Speaking to the Leeds website after Saturday’s victory, Evans said: “You don’t want the ball going to anyone else in the box. I’m going to say this, his finish reminded me of Kenny Dalglish against England, the chip over Ray Clemence.

“So, it was a fantastic goal and sent the Leeds fans into uproar and that was fantastic to see. The boy Steele is a top goalkeeper and, to beat him, you have to beat him with something special.”

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Antenucci, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season and supporters have urged club boss Massimo Cellino to give the forward a new deal.

In other Leeds news, Evans has shared what Cellino told him when he took over at Elland Road last October.