Report: Leeds concern as Gjanni Alioski misses Macedonia training

Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United fails to connect with the ball under pressure from goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship between Leeds United and...

Leeds already have a number of players on the injury list.

Tobias Figueiredo of Nottingham Forest competes for the ball with Ezgjan Alioski of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road...

Macedonian outlet Ekipa have reported that Leeds United winger Gjanni Alioski was absent from training with his national side on Monday, ahead of the international break.

Alioski, 26, is a regular in Macedonia's side and has 21 caps for his national team, as well as three goals. He was called up once again to represent the national team in their fixtures against Licheinstein and Gibraltar in the UEFA Nations League.


But could be a concern for Leeds, who have already got seven players on the treatment table at Elland Road after Pontus Jansson was ruled out from representing Sweden during the international break.

The defender is said to have suffered a foot injury in the 4-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening. He joins Tom Pearce, Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi, Patrick Bamford, Ryan Edmondson and Izzy Brown in the treatment room.

Leeds United's Ezgjan Alioski during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on October 6, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Now, Leeds fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that Alioski is indeed fit and perhaps his absence - along with Macedonia captain Goran Pandev - is down to perhaps being rested, or indeed travelling a day later.

Alioski has been in decent form for Leeds, scoring three goals and creating three more in 18 appearances. But he is more renowned for his determination and hard work on the left flank.


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