Could Leeds United's Souleymane Doukara shape his future this weekend?

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Returning from a ban, Leeds forward Souleymane Doukara needs to leave a positive impression heading into the summer.

Leeds United striker Souleymane Doukara is available for selection once again after serving an eight game ban.

Doukara was banned for biting Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta during a clash between the two teams in February.

The forward is eligible to feature in the final game of the season, an away match at Preston North End.

Should he get an opportunity to figure, then his performance in the match could be vital to determining his Leeds future.

Doukara had made a big improvement this season under Steve Evans after being ignored by former bosses Uwe Rosler and Neil Redfearn and shunted to the under-21s.

He helped the team get through a difficult patch with Chris Wood out injured and Mirco Antenucci misfiring, but there is no escaping the fact the bite incident let his team down, and had Wood remained out of action, his absence would have been more sorely felt.

This is his chance to show he wants to make amends, and a poor, dispirited appearance where he simply goes through the motions will not do.

A big performance will be expected from Doukara, who may feel his ban was unjust, and he can put all that frustration into his return.

If he can score, or positively influence the game by creating chances, then he will send a message that he deserves to be considered as a first team option for next season, before Steve Evans or the next boss makes their moves in the transfer market.

Doukara has shown this season he can be a useful squad player, but is not necessarily a first choice starter, and all options remain open regarding his future. He now has one game to state his case to show he should play a role next season.

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