Steve Evans has explained why he brought Tom Adeyemi off and put Souleymane Doukara on in his place to help Leeds beat Wolves.
Steve Evans has explained why he substituted Tom Adeyemi and brought on Souleymane Doukara on in his place.
The first half change came midway through the first half with Leeds 1-0 down, and it proved to be a masterstroke, as the Whites went on to beat Wolves 3-2.
Doukara has barely featured this season and often does not make the bench, and his arrival on the pitch was treated with it's fair share of scepticism by fans.
His performance answered his critics, confident in possession, a powerful presence, and a real handful for Wolves to deal with.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match broadcast, Evans explained what he thought of Doukara's display and what he wanted from him when he brought him on.
He said: "Souley's big and strong, a big mattering ram, and on his day he can cause mayhem."
Quizzed about Tom Adeyemi, he added: "Adeyemi said he had no energy. Take a look at him and he looked ill, it happened a couple of weeks ago."
The substitution was described by former Leeds striker Noel Whelan as 'brave, but genius', speaking to BBC Radio Leeds.
Doukara's career has the chance to take a major change for the better at Leeds. He has played himself into contention to get his first start of the season against Preston in their next game, and Evans will find it tough to leave him out.