‘Mental’, ‘A strange one’ - Leeds fans react on Twitter to attacker being axed v Burton
By Derek Smithson
Leeds attacker Ezgjan Alioski has been axed from the starting line-up against Burton – and the club’s supporters are angry with the decision on Twitter.
Thomas Christiansen has made just one change to his side as they host Burton at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon in the Championship.
Alioski is the one player to be dropped from the side that beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in their last game and new signing Pierre-Michel Lasogga has been handed his Whites debut.
The Yorkshire giants will be looking to continue their unbeaten start the season which has seen them climb to third in the table after the opening five games.
Alioski has impressed since his arrival in the summer and been a mainstay in the team so far.
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However, his busy schedule during the international break with Macedonia may have taken its tole and the manager has decided to put him on the bench.
Leeds fans on social media were not pleased with the decision to drop the winger and believe he should have started.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Dropping alioski. Mental
— lufcconal (@GaughanConal) September 9, 2017
— Mighty Whites Pod (@mightywhitespod) September 9, 2017
Why isn't Alioski starting ???? #lufc
— Jack Waldis (@waldis17) September 9, 2017
ALIOSKI DROPPED R U MADDDDD. CHRISTIANSON OUT #LUFC
— Harry Goldstone (@HarryGoldstone1) September 9, 2017
Dropping Alioski for a lad that's been here days, can't work that one out #LUFC
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) September 9, 2017
No Alioski is a strange one ???? #lufc
— Paul McGrath (@WesterosBatman) September 9, 2017
I trust TC although I'd have kept it unchanged shame for Alioski not to start but he'll kill them tired legs in the second half #lufc
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) September 9, 2017
— Dai (@Dai45017363) September 9, 2017
Alioski has become a firm fan favourite during the start of his Leeds career, with his brilliant trickery and speed making him dangerous in the final third.
The 25-year-old has made seven appearances across all competitions so far for the Whites, scoring one goal and supplying three assists.
He is showing why he was so effective for Swiss side FC Lugano last season, where he scored 17 goals and supplied 14 assists.
The wide man will have to be patient against Burton to get his chance, but is still regarded as an integral part of the side.
In other Leeds United team news, their new signing has highlighted his main attribute as being deadly in the penalty area.