Going into the Championship season with only two senior strikers was always going to be a risk for Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United. Though, so far this season we have learned that Leeds should not be underestimated.

While Kemar Roofe has by all accounts, exceeded expectations, keeping new £7 million summer signing Patrick Bamford out of the side, injuries to both (the latter long term) has left Leeds short up front.

Showing steely determination to fight back away from home against Millwall, in a match last term in the same situation, Leeds would have likely lost is a very positive sign, though addressing his striker problem is something that will be a high priority for Bielsa.

One thing that Leeds do have going for them so far this season, is that their goals have been spread across the team, with Mateusz Klich in particular demonstrating his scoring aptitude, while Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison netted at Millwall.

However, there is one player who could arguably step in for Bielsa, as what could be an unorthodox solution, despite showing that over the past two seasons, he knows where the goal is.

With two goals and two assists so far for Leeds this term, adding to seven and five respectively from the last campaign, Ezgjan (Gjanni) Alioski, could be the answer. Bielsa has proved throughout his managerial career that he is somewhat of an expert when it comes to finding solutions to positions, none more so this term, getting the most out of Roofe as a striker.

Alioski has shown an appetite for trying to find the net, though has had to do so during his Leeds career from the wing. Blessed with pace, power and trickery, the 26-year-old Macedonian could well be the answer for Bielsa as a false nine, who would then be able to accommodate Harrison out wide on a permanent basis.


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