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Mustapha Carayol's latest cameo appearance shows his desire to get back into Leeds United's starting XI

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The Leeds United winger did his best to impress after coming on against Nottingham Forest.

Leeds United loanee Mustapha Carayol wasted little time impressing after arriving from Middlesbrough last month.

However, after some promising showings against Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City, the 27-year-old’s form began to fizzle out and he found himself replaced in the starting line-up.

For the last two matches Carayol has started on the Leeds bench, but against Brentford he scored a vital equaliser and on Saturday against Nottingham Forest he again showed his undeniable talent.

The winger only got 20 minutes at the weekend; however he did his best to prove to Leeds manager Steve Evans that he should be starting rather than being used as an impact substitute.

  Total PassesPassing AccuracyTotal TacklesTackles AccuracyShotsOn-target Shooting AccuracyTouchesMins Played
Mustapha Carayol 18 100% 1 100% 1 100% 28 20

In that cameo appearance Carayol showed his composure with a 100 per cent passing accuracy (from 18 passes) while he also found the target (if not the net) with his only effort on goal.

With 28 touches in just 20 minutes the Leeds loanee also showed his willingness to be available for the ball time and again; something that is vital as Evans’ men look to climb further up the Championship table.

With Liam Bridcutt, Toumani Diagouraga and Lewis Cook all likely to start more often than not in the weeks ahead, it could be a straight battle between Carayol and Stuart Dallas, so watch this space…

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