Noel Whelan hails the bravery of Leeds United boss Steve Evans

Elland Road pitchside

Evans made some sharp decisions against Wolves on Thursday night.

Leeds United take on Preston North End tomorrow in the Championship, after facing Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship on Thursday night.

The Whites put on an excellent display to win the game 3-2. A brace from Sam Byram and a first Leeds goal for Stuart Dallas did the job for Leeds, bookended by goals from Benik Afobe and Nathan Bryne for Wolves.

The performance however swung on the early substitution of Tom Adeyemi off, and Souleymane Doukara on.

The Cardiff loanee was suffering with a viral infection and had to leave the pitch but bringing on Doukara was a gamble - that paid off.

One man who has been praising Steve Evans for the switch is former Leeds striker Noel Whelan. He said on his BBC Radio Leeds show on Friday night:

"I think it was massive.

"It changed the game for Leeds. He (Evans) showed why he is a good manager and bravery in doing so as well.

"Taking Adeyemi off and putting Doukara on, which was another fantastic substitution. Everyone was thinking 'why not Antenucci?' but Doukara came on, showed some character. showed that he wants to play for Leeds United."

Doukara seemed to be on his way out at Leeds but the Frenchman has put himself firmly back on the radar after his excellent cameo against Wolves at Molineux.

If he can continue to put in such performances then the brave decision from Evans might be leaving him out from the start.

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