Steve Evans gives his view on Leeds winger Jordan Botaka after impressive cameo

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Leeds winger Jordan Botaka made his first appearance in two months this week.

Jordan Botaka was called back into the Leeds United team this week and almost got on the scoresheet in the win over Wolves.

Botaka was a second half substitute, coming on for fellow outcast Lee Erwin with 15 minutes to go, and hit the bar with a late effort.

The DR Congo was expected to make a big contribution after his deadline day move from Excelsior last summer, but has started just two Championship games.

His last appearance came back in February, and head coach Steve Evans has been reflecting on the winger's impact in the midweek game.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "Jordan gave us a spark when he came on to be fair.

"We probably got to a stage of the game where its a bit easier for Jordan, he gets more time, players are tired. It's not so much a battle then, its a technique match, and I thought Jordan did really well.

"He's unfortunate not to score from probably the move of the match, principally involving Cook and Wood to set Jordan up and it comes off the underside of the crossbar, on another day that goes in."

Leeds have a tricky away tie this weekend against play-off chasing Hull City, and Evans may be reluctant to risk starting Botaka, preferring to play safe and select a more defensive minded player.

Yet it would not be a surprise at all to see him come off the bench and given another chance to influence the game, and after Evans comments it would be more of a shock if the finds himself omitted from the squad once again.

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