By Will Butcher
Leeds boss Garry Monk has made the bold decision to axe Hadi Sacko in favour of in-form attacker Souleymane Doukara against Norwich.
On-loan Sporting Lisbon star Sacko has been one of the first names on the teamsheet under Monk in recent weeks, but Doukara’s return to form has convinced Monk to give him a chance against Norwich.
Posting on their official Twitter account, Leeds revealed the surprising team news as they look to secure a playoff place in East Anglia with three points.
The 25-year-old could now be set to partner New Zealand international Chris Wood against Norwich, as Monk eyes three points against the Canaries.
Doukara was in exceptional form for Leeds last weekend, as he came off the bench to single handedly secure a 2-0 win against Championship newcomers Burton Albion.
He won a penalty after being bundled over in the 82nd minute, which as gratefully converted by top scorer Chris Wood.
France-born striker Doukara then got his own name on the scoresheet, as he broke through the Burton defence to secure Leeds win in the 96th minute and push them to within a point of the playoffs.
Monk’s decision to start Doukara is the former Swansea boss’ only change, as the likes of Pontus Jansson, Kyle Bartley and Kemar Roofe all start against Norwich.
A win for the Yorkshire giants could see them leapfrog Bristol City and Reading into fifth place, if results go their way.
In other Leeds team news, Ian Holloway has predicted the result of Saturday’s clash.