Barry Douglas is expected to be along the likes of Izzy Brown and Jamie Shackleton on the bench against QPR, with Tyler Roberts and Alioski establishing themselves in their given roles.
Amid a long lasting injury to Leeds United’s left-back, Barry Douglas, Alioski has stepped up and managed to establish himself in that position, after previously playing out on the wing, meaning despite the fact that Douglas has been given the green-light for the game against QPR, it is very unlikely we will see him given much first team action.
Marcelo Bielsa isn’t one to make un-forced changes to a winning lineup, meaning the squad to face QPR will be identical to that which scraped a win past Bolton Wanderers earlier in the week.
Hernandez had one of his most impressive games in a Leeds United shirt against Bolton, with all the attacks seemingly coming through him. However, Jack Harrison also seemed to grow into the game with his average performances in a Leeds shirt finally picking up and getting better as the season goes on.
Luke Ayling managed to maintain the form he had picked up against Swansea putting in another solid performance with successful offensive and defensive contributions, highlighting why Bielsa speaks so highly of him.
Another note from Ayling’s performance is the leadership he showed when he stood in and took charge of the situation in which Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts and Pablo Hernandez were all fighting over who was to take the penalty – the right call was quite evidently made.
Klich put in one of his better performances as of late despite the drama he caused when pouring water down an opposition players back, fuelling a long-lasting touchline scuffle which led to Bolton boss, Phil Parkinson, seeing red and sent to watch the game from the stands.
Patrick Bamford converted his chance in the form of a penalty kick but has struggled to pick up goalscoring form having only scored 1 goal from outfield play since returning from injury, which was a consolation goal in Leeds’ 3-1 defeat to league leaders, Norwich City.
With Leeds’ lacking depth in the number 10 role it is ever likely that Izzy Brown will finally debut for Leeds, with Bielsa claiming in the press that he is making ”positive steps” towards some senior action. Izzy Brown spearheaded Huddersfield Town’s promotion campaign in the 16/17 season with Leeds United fans hoping he can do the same.
With just 13 games left of the season, it is now or never if Izzy Brown wants to make an impact to Leeds United’s promotion hopes.