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Ezgjan Alioski puts in another frustrating display so should Marcelo Bielsa drop him?

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Ezgjan Alioski puts in another frustrating display so should Marcelo Bielsa drop him?

The Macedonian was perhaps Leeds’ worst player in the 2-1 win over Wigan.

Leeds United moved back to the Championship summit yesterday with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic. The result was perhaps fair based on the balance of play, but Wigan will feel they had done enough for a point.

Leeds fans saw some excellent displays from their players. Pablo Hernandez was sensational once again, Kemar Roofe never stopped working and Stuart Dallas had one of his better games in a Leeds shirt.

However, one player who continues to frustrate Leeds fans is Ezgjan Alioski.

The Macedonian did not have the best of games for Leeds yesterday. He struggled to have an offensive contribution and once again just seemed intent on fouling everybody in sight.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 19: Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Alioski has struggled to find his best form for Leeds recently and he certainly rubs some fans up the wrong way.

 

It is his inability to provide anything telling in the final third that is most frustrating. Leeds fans would much rather see Samuel Saiz or Jack Clarke given the start instead, feeling they have the ability to break down opposing defences.

However, Alioski’s industry does make him a difficult man to drop. Bielsa needs physically fit, hard-working players to make his system work.

With that in mind, Alioski is likely to remain a first-choice pick going forward. But hopefully, he can provide a little more in the opposing third to get Leeds fans off his back.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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