'He gives defenders a problem' - Leeds star praises summer signing

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United's Sam Byram has praised the form of Souleymane Doukara, after he scored against Norwich City last night.

Leeds United defender Sam Byram has praised Souleymane Doukara for the impact that he made against Norwich City.

Doukara joined Leeds last season and has made a decent start to life at Elland Road, scoring five times in his first 11 appearances for the club.

He has a rather unorthodox style, technique wise, but he still seems to be effective and Byram believes he played a huge part in helping them collect a point from Carrow Road yesterday evening.

Doukara scored Leeds' only goal of the match to cancel out Russell Martin's earlier header for Norwich and earn his team a credible point, much to the delight of Byram. 

"You saw there that you don’t have to smash it to put it in," Byram said to the club's official site.

"He’s placed them in, he knows where the goal is and I think he gives defenders a problem with his pace and his power.

"He’s a big strong boy, he puts himself about."

The draw was an important result for Leeds, who have been off-form under new manager Darko Milanic.

The Slovenian has collected just three points out of the 15 available to him since being appointed and the pressure is mounting on him to get his first win sooner rather than later.

To do so at Norwich was always going to be a tough ask, given their quality, but if they do not pick up three points at the weekend against Wolverhampton Wanderers serious questions may start to be asked.

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