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Should Leeds United try using Egzjan Alioski up front?

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds celebrates after scoring the equaliser to make it one all during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4,...

Should Leeds United try using Egzjan Alioski up front from time to time if they fail to sign a striker?

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds celebrates after scoring the equaliser to make it one all during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4,...

Leeds United fans are crying out for the addition of a striker this month - and rightly so.

Kemar Roofe has the occasional hat-trick in him but the £3m attacker is nowhere near consistent enough to be the first-choice striker in a promotion-winning side, while Pierre-Michel Lasogga, on loan from Hamburg, goes off the boil far too often.

With Caleb Ekuban injured, Thomas Christiansen doesn't have a wealth of quality options and, as a result, the Leeds boss should consider giving Egzjan Alioski chances up top every now and again.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds celebrates after scoring the equaliser to make it one all during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4,...

The versatile Macedonia attacker played up front for Swiss outfit Lugano at times last season, scoring six goals and setting up another seven in 11 games as a striker, according to Transfermarkt.

It's not an immaculate goalscoring record up front, but it's good enough to suggest that Christiansen should consider him when the situation calls for it.

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017...

Of course, the dream is that a hardened, red-hot Championship striker will arrive through the doors before the month is out, but if that fails to materialise then Christiansen must work with what he has.

Samu Saiz's six-match ban means that the United boss doesn't have the luxury for such experiments at the moment, but surely there will be times this season when Leeds need a wild card, maybe in the last 20 minutes of a level game, and can Alioski be any worse than Jay-Roy Grot?

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