Leeds United began their preparations for the 2018-19 campaign with a 2-1 win over Forest Green Rovers in their first pre-season match on Tuesday night.
Kemar Roofe and Luke Ayling scored the goals for the Championship outfit, with Marcelo Bielsa picking up a win in his first match in charge.
There were a number of positives for the Leeds fans, but it would be fair to say that a number were not impressed with the performance of attacker Ezgjan Alioski.
The 26-year-old joined Leeds from Lugano in last summer’s transfer window, and actually scored seven times and registered five assists in 42 Championship matches last term.
Alioski showed his quality in flashes, but failed to convince on a regular basis, and the 5ft 8in ace’s overall quality has been questioned by a number of Leeds fans ahead of the new season.
Leeds have been frustrated in this summer’s transfer market, but the club are expected to be busy over the next few weeks with the 2018-19 Championship campaign drawing ever closer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to Alioski can be seen below:
Alioski I wouldn’t even contemplate as a winger, try him wing back for me with Ayling right! A top CB is needed, a proper No9, aswell as maybe another forward option, plus a winger! 4 good players away! Clock is ticking!
— Luke Maloney (@Luke_Maloneyy) July 17, 2018
Nixon saying it’s us who’ve bid, praying he’s right for once. Would be happy with this, Alioski’s performance today showed how badly we need another winger.
— Jake (@JakeLUFC_) July 17, 2018
Dallas is a good squad player, can play the odd game as a wing back but we won’t get promoted with him starting every week – Alioski has potential he’s just so frustrating. He’s deffo not a winger but could be a decent wing back due to his high work rate
— LUFCDANNY (@THELUFCLAD) July 17, 2018
Oh and just on another note. As Iv always says said, Alioski is not good enough. Works his socks off to be fair but just hasn’t got the quality for me. Would love for him to prove me wrong but can’t see it #lufc
— Jason LUFC (@jasonoflynn11) July 17, 2018
Gotta agree. Striker is a must. Alioski was awful. Cooper is not the answer at CB. Saiz/hernadez need to get in the box more (but i guess thats why we want Vydra). Lots to work on still before Stoke.
— Simon B (@NE_Upper) July 17, 2018
Not a fan of Alioski – would rather give young Tom Pearce a run in the team at LWB.
Those 4 I mentioned, plus Blackman, New CB, Pearce, Vieira, Baker, New LM, New ST
— Nathan (@1NTKNM1) July 17, 2018
Good workout for the lads, alioski really isn’t a winger tho #lufc
— Everything Leeds (@everything_leed) July 17, 2018