Alioski's ability as a striker could come in handy for Leeds this season

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

The Leeds United player has been used out wide so far, but he does have history of impressing up front.

Albania's Berat Gjimshiti (L) vies with Macedonia's Egzijan Alioski (R) during the World Cup 2018 qualifier football match Albania vs Macedonia in Loro Borici stadium in the city of...

Since arriving at Leeds United, summer signing Ezgjan Alioski has been used predominantly on the left wing, with just two appearances on the opposite flank. And while the Macedonian has impressed more often than not, there is another position that should not be discounted in the months ahead.

During his time at Lugano, Alioski regularly featured up front, scoring six goals and providing seven assists in 11 appearances as a striker last season.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United celebrates after scoring the second goal during Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in...

That is an impressive record, and while Leeds signed Pierre-Michel Lasogga to occupy the loan forward role, with Kemar Roofe, Caleb Ekuban, Jay-Roy Grot and Pawel Cibicki has alternatives, Whites manager Thomas Christiansen could have an exciting alternative up his sleeve when required.

Alioski's form since the last international break has been disappointing, but he possesses the innate talent that spark of magic to get back to his best at Leeds this month and play a vital role between now and May.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on before the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

But promotion chasing sides often need a plan C, D and E as the fixtures pile up and on occasions, do not be surprised to see Alioski get chances to prove his worth through the centre.

It worked before, albeit in the Swiss league, and once he gets used to the Championship, the Leeds man may fancy another go as a central striker when the situation dictates.

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