By Dominic Toner
Leeds attacker Souleymane Doukara has been recalled to the starting line-up against Huddersfield – and the club’s supporters were sceptical about the decision on Twitter.
The 25-year-old has been named in the starting XI and will be hoping to impress in the crucial fixture.
Leeds travel to their Yorkshire and play-off rivals Huddersfield for a Championship match, and still have aspirations of finishing in the automatic spots.
Garry Monk has decided to make three changes to his team as Doukara, Pablo Hernandez and Ronaldo Vieira replace Kemar Roofe, Hadi Sacko and Eunan O’Kane.
Leeds fans expressed their concern that wide man Doukara was named in the line-up, while January signings Alfonso Pedraza and Modou Barrow are on the bench.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Let's see which Doukara turns up today ! #lufc
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) February 5, 2017
Roofe a big miss. Barrow and Pedraza best be up for this. Doukara worries me. #lufc
— Cookie (@7_Cookie) February 5, 2017
Well Doukara sometimes does turn up for the big occasion. Hope for the sake of him and the fans he has a blinder. #lufc
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) February 5, 2017
Fingers crossed good Doukara turns up today….. #lufc
— Liam (@Liamdestroyer39) February 5, 2017
Not sure I'd personally have gone with Doukara, but otherwise spot on from Garry #lufc
— Tom (@tomwilko95) February 5, 2017
Doukara will hope to punish the Huddersfield defence with his speed and his power could be useful in a fiery derby.
The attacker has made 23 appearances this season across all competitions and scored five goals in return, including a sensational volley against Nottingham Forest in the league.
He divides opinion among the Leeds fans, but will hope to prove the doubters wrong on Sunday afternoon.
Monk has bolstered his attacking options during the January window and the competitions for places has increased significantly.
In other Leeds team news, Pedraza believes that English football will suit his style.