By Emma Sanders

Souleymane Doukara scored an important individual goal against Burton Albion on Saturday and the forward has spoken out about the struggles he’s faced this year.

The out-of-favour Leeds forward has made just four substitute appearances this season but featured for 17 minutes against Burton Albion, creating the first goal and scoring the second.

The Frenchman’s last goal came in March during Leeds’ 2-0 victory against Cardiff and he had not scored at Elland Road since January prior to Saturday’s 2-0 victory.

“It has been a difficult year but you need to stay strong mentally and when you get your opportunity you have to make the difference,” says Doukara as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I cannot say anything [about targets] at the moment. We have a lot of games and especially in the Championship, you can win games and be there and lose games and be at the bottom.

“The fans are starting to believe but we need to be focused,” he added.

Leeds currently sit in ninth position in the Championship table after a recent surge has seen them go four games unbeaten.

They take on Norwich on Saturday, just over a week after they knocked them out of the fifth round of the League Cup to book a place against Liverpool in the quarter-finals.

Doukara will be hoping to feature for the fifth time, as he searches for his first Championship start of the season.

In other Leeds news, Eddie Gray reveals his worrying doubts over the future of this superstar.