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Leeds wide man Ezgjan Alioski has good record against Barnsley

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Leeds wide man Ezgjan Alioski has good record against Barnsley

Leeds United return to action with a trip to Barnsley on Sunday, as domestic football resumes after the two-week international break.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team make the short trip to Oakwell for a Championship game and will be looking to make up for a defeat in their last game.

The Whites lost 1-0 to leaders Swansea City before the break, which means they sit third in the league table after the opening six matches.

Leeds are expected to be one of the teams vying for promotion this campaign, while newly-promoted Barnsley will be hoping to avoid a relegation battle.

The two teams last played each other home and away in the 2017/18 season in the Championship, with Leeds coming out on top in both matches.

Ezgjan Alioski was a key feature in both matches, as he scored one and assisted another in a 2-0 away victory.

 

The 27-year-old, who was playing as a winger that campaign, also managed to get on the scoresheet in a 2-1 home win.

He has an eye-catching record against the Yorkshire club, but whether he can extend that at the weekend remains to be seen.

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Alioski has been transformed into a left-back by current boss Bielsa and is in direct competition with teammate Barry Douglas for the starting full-back position.

Alioski has started the three previous league matches, but Douglas had control of the shirt in the opening matches before an injury setback.

The left-sided pair are now both available going into the weekend fixture and it looks like a flip of the coin to see who will start.

Alioski’s previous success against Barnsley is likely to count for very little considering he’s now a full-back, but he should be confident after impressing in two games for Macedonia during the international break.

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