Leeds fans urge Monk to start 25-year-old attacker against Preston
By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have called on Garry Monk to start Souleymane Doukara against Preston on Saturday at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old has failed to start in Leeds’ last four outings, with his last inclusion in Monk’s starting eleven coming in the 1-1 draw against Fulham last month.
In those four games, the Yorkshire giants have picked up just four points after successive losses to Reading and Brentford which has seen fans call on a fresh reshuffle in attack.
That could see French attacker Doukara come in to Monk’s starting eleven, after scoring one of his five 2016-17 strikes against Preston in the reverse fixture at Deepdale.
Leeds’ number 11 found the back of the net in a convincing 4-1 away win, that also saw Pablo Hernandez, Hadi Sacko and Kemar Roofe get their names on the score sheet.
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Leeds fans have taken to Twitter in an attempt to persuade Monk to start the former Catania forward on Saturday, in a match that must be considered a must-win in the Whites pursuit of a play-off position.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Green, Berardi, Taylor, Bartley, Jansson, Bridcutt, Roofe, O'Kane, Hernandez, Doukara, Wood.#lufc
— LEEDSUNITED_MAD ⚡️ (@LeedsUnited_MAD) April 5, 2017
has to play mate, if you look at the assist recently its been mainly him and doukara getting the assists #lufc
— DavidK (@DavidKershaw7) April 5, 2017
Team selection last night was a bit mental. Back to basics v Preston please. Doukara left, Sacko or Roofe on the right. 3 in midfield #lufc
— Irish_Leeds (@Irish_Leeds) April 5, 2017
For me, Doukara and Sacko should be our wingers on Saturday. Coincided with our best form #lufc
— Martin (@martin_b1987) April 4, 2017
My #lufc XI vs Preston:
Ayling, Bartley, Jansson, Berardi,
Sacko, Roofe, Doukara,
Change up midfield completely.
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) April 4, 2017
Correct. Id go with the experience of Bridcutt and O'Kane on Saturday, and revert to what has worked previously – Sacko, Roofe, Doukara https://t.co/GAfJxs9UX1
— Danny (@zidaniel91) April 5, 2017
We was always better with doukara at left wing whether people like it or not, Roofes not played enough recently either
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) April 7, 2017
Doukara has had a hand in nine goals during his 34 league and cup appearances this season, scoring five times and providing another four assists.
In other Leeds news, manager Monk sent a Twitter message to fans ahead of Saturday’s clash.