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Souleymane Doukara explains how Steve Evans has improved him

Souleymane Doukara has been in good form for Leeds recently.

Doukara has been enjoying a good run of form for Leeds recently, and he has explained to BBC Radio Leeds how Steve Evans has improved him as a player since being appointed manager earlier this season.

He said: “They [Evans and his coaching staff] work really well with me, because they talk to me a lot. They leave me to play free on the pitch, that’s why I play so good.”

Doukara started the season under Uwe Rosler cast out from the first-team, with few expecting him to have an impact at Elland Road this campaign.

The attacker has since returned to the senior set-up, with Evans keen to use him in recent weeks as a main focal point in the final third.

Since then, Doukara has been enjoying a great run of form, regularly playing as a starter and netting three goals in his last five games. He even chipped in with two assists over the Christmas period, and the 24-year-old looks to be playing his best football as a Leeds player.

For Doukara, this is all down to Evans, who he has claimed talks to him a lot. This hardly shines highly on Rosler’s management techniques, but his football did little suggest he was a great coach, and Doukara must love playing under Rosler.

Also, Doukara is being played in a free role on the pitch, which is utilising his talents to a far better level than Rosler’s management ever did.

The Senegalese attacker is now a key figure for Leeds, and with Evans' coaching, he is surely only going to continue improving over the coming years.

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