If Leeds United continue to strengthen up front the 24-year-old's chances will only become more limited.
In a recent interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United manager Steve Evans suggested the Whites made a mistake sending summer signing Lee Erwin out on loan before giving him a chance in the first-team.
Erwin had excelled in the final few months of the season at his former club Motherwell, but after failing to make an appearance from the bench in either the Championship or the League Cup, the 21-year-old was sent on a short-term loan to Bury.
Now Erwin is back at the club it seems Evans has no intention of sending him away again any time soon, but with the YEP suggesting that Leeds are on the lookout for a new striker – with Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabban the most recently linked – what does that mean for Souleymane Doukara?
With Evans clearly rating Erwin and hinting that a first-team chance is on the horizon, if Leeds bring in a new front-man to compete with the young Scot, Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood, Doukara could be on borrowed time.
So far this season the 24-year-old Senegalese forward has racked up just 52 minutes of Championship action in five appearances from the bench, with his only start coming against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup, and considering his age he will not want to be little more than an under-21 player for the rest of the campaign.
That may be what happens if Erwin impresses and Leeds bring in a new forward, so of all the strikers currently on Leeds’ books it could be Doukara who is shipped out in January.