Leeds United will be hosting bottom of the table Ipswich Town later tonight as they aim to bounce back after suffering defeat against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. Yesterday in Marcelo Bielsa’s press conference it was confirmed that Barry Douglas would be missing out, leading to a lot of fans calling for Ezgjan Alioski to start at left-back.
Barry Douglas won't play tomorrow, Jack Harrison will be involved against Ipswich. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 23, 2018
Leeds fans were delighted when they signed Barry Douglas from Wolves over the summer and they’ll be keen to get the creative Scottish wizard back to fitness and in the first team as soon as possible. Leeds have been superb when they’ve had him in the side and when he hasn’t been available the likes of Stuart Dallas and Alioski have filled in, but for tonight’s match, it’s the Macedonian winger who the fans want at left-back.
Dallas has failed to impress so far for The Whites under Bielsa and playing him at left-back is far from a good idea in the eyes of the Leeds fans. However, with Ipswich being bottom of the league and scoring just 11 times in their 13 Championship matches, it looks like whoever does start will have very little to do. Alioski is the fans choice and with his ability going forward it looks like Bielsa will be forced to start him on the left of the defence.
You can read The Whites’ thoughts on their left-back role here:
Alioski left back surely
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) October 23, 2018
Alioski LB. Harrison RW. Pablo LW
— Andy (@AndyLUFC2) October 23, 2018
Please not Dallas
— carl smith (@carlsmith_88) 23 October 2018
That’s Dallas starting at left back again oh the joys
— Daniel Cullen (@Dannycullen1994) October 23, 2018
Allioski or Pearce at LB surely!
— Liam Horsley (@liamhorsley18) October 23, 2018
Hurry back Barry. We miss you
— Joseph Robson Ness (@J_R_NESS) October 23, 2018
The Whites want to see Alioski over Dallas and will hope that Bielsa can get back on track with three points tonight.
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