He has urged his teammates to maintain their performance levels for longer and with Charlton languishing in the Championship relegation zone, it is easy to see why they need to up their game.
Things had looked up when Athletic beat Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City either side of the international break.
Nevertheless, a resounding defeat against Ipswich Town and last weekend's capitulation away to Albion means that the Addicks have picked up just seven points from a possible 36.
Part of their explanation for their wretched form lies in their defensive record, having let in 33 goals. Only Fulham and Rotherham United have conceded more.
Recent form: LLWWLL
Steve Evans has suggested that the club's hierarchy are ready to back him with transfer funds, if the Scot manages to turn the team's season into a possible playoff campaign.
The former Rotherham manager's appointment was questioned when he moved to Elland Road, but recent results have hinted at a revival of sorts.
Evans admitted that United had "a bad couple of weeks" when they lost to Rotherham and Queens Park Rangers, but believes that last weekend's victory over Hull City came at the right time for his squad.
Indeed, that victory means that Leeds have now won three of the last eight games (with three defeats), more victories than under Uwe Rosler during his brief time with the Yorkshire outfit.
The Whites have also become tighter in defence under their new boss, conceding only three goals in their last five games.
Recent form: LWWLLW
Tom Adeyemi is also in contention to keep his starting place after scoring in the win against Hull last week.
Johnnie Jackson will be hoping for a return to the first XI after being left out of the matchday squad for the trip to Brighton.
Charlton Athletic possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Sarr, Bauer, Holmes-Dennis, Fox; Diarra, Cousins, Ghoochannejhad, Gudmundsson, Lookman; Vaz Te
Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Silvestri; Wootton, Bellusci, Cooper, Taylor; Dallas, Adeyemi, Cook, Bridcutt, Mowatt; Wood
Head To Head
Of the 53 previous meetings dating back to October 1931, Leeds have had the better of things, winning 25 and losing 18.
However, their recent record against the Addicks is not great, with only one win in the last nine encounters.
We say: Charlton Athletic 1-2 Leeds United
Both sides have shown signs of recovery in recent weeks and it may be that Charlton prove a tough side to beat this time, but United's relative resurgence has demonstrated that they are growing in confidence and could take another win at The Valley.
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