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BBC pundit explains why Doukara won’t be a big loss for Leeds

Leeds United’s Souleymane Doukara has been banned for eight games.

Noel Whelan suggested on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (broadcast from 6pm, April 1) that Souleymane Doukara would not be a massive loss for Leeds United.

Doukara, who can play as a striker or as a winger, has been banned for eight matches by the Football Association for biting.

The 24-year-old bit Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta during the Championship game against the London side at Elland Road on February 23.

Former Leeds striker Whelan has suggested that the West Yorkshire outfit will not miss Doukara.

“It’s just a good job now that we have got (Mirco) Antenucci, who is finding the back of the net, and we have got (Chris) Wood back in contention, so I suggest that he will be starting tomorrow obviously now,” said Whelan on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (broadcast from 6pm, April 1) while discussing Doukara's ban.

Doukara has had a mixed season for Leeds, scoring three goals and creating 14 chances in 23 Championship matches.

Antenucci has scored nine goals and created 17 chances in 32 league matches for the Whites so far this campaign.

Wood, who has fully recovered from his injury problems, has scored eight goals and created 26 chances in 26 league games.

Leeds will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Rotherham United away from home at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the Championship.

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