'Our best player' - Leeds fans call for axed ace to be recalled to line-up v Birmingham
By Harry Sykes
Leeds United fans on Twitter have called for Ezgjan Alioski to be recalled to the starting line-up for Tuesday’s Championship clash against Birmingham.
The attacking midfielder was surprisingly axed from the team for Saturday’s 5-0 demolition of Burton Albion despite scoring in the 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest immediately prior to the international break.
Manager Thomas Christiansen gave the nod to trio Pablo Hernandez, Samuel Saiz and Kemar Roofe at the weekend as he reshaped his side to make room for new striker signing Pierre-Michel Lasogga.
Christiansen’s selection paid immediate dividends as Leeds went five goals clear after an hour and Lasogga scored twice on a memorable debut.
But Alioski, 25, has developed into a fans favourite since joining from Swiss club Lugano this summer.
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Supporters admit it would be difficult for Christiansen to change a winning side but would love to see the Montenegro international in the team against Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Lasogga FC (@LeedsUnited97) September 11, 2017
— James Gill (@jgill1986) September 10, 2017
I think you’ll find this is the best midfield in the Championship: O’Kane, Phillips, Hernadez, Saiz & Alioski #LUFC
— Helen Walker (@hellsbelles92) September 10, 2017
— Leeds Realist (@LeedsRealist) September 10, 2017
Selection headache for TC.. Saiz, Pablo, Alioski, Roofe and Lasogga all deserve a place in the starting XI, who’s out on Tuesday ???? #lufc
— Mr Leeds United (@SouthStand_LUFC) September 10, 2017
Lasogga in Germany – Roofe striker – Alioksi on the right with Saiz and Hernandez
— L33D5 UN1T3D (@LeeTate764) September 10, 2017
great problem. Lasogga may be away if so roofe up top. Otherwise I think someone dropped cos Alioski will probably play.
— sam (usaiz) (@sam51h) September 10, 2017
team for Tuesday #lufc
— Armo #NH69???????? (@Jordan_Armo) September 10, 2017
Leeds could move to top of the Championship table if they beat Birmingham and leaders Cardiff fail to win at Preston.
The Yorkshire giants have 14 points from their opening six matches, two adrift of Neil Warnock’s early pacesetters.