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Paul Robinson has said that Marcelo Bielsa should drop Gjanni Alioski for the game against Man City on Saturday.
He claims that Alioski has been exposed in defence and wants to see Stuart Dallas at left-back with Mateusz Klich coming into midfield.
Robinson also mentioned the report that has linked Alioski with a move to Galatasaray in the summer and said his head might not be right for the game.
Leeds drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture but Man City are in ominous form ahead of the game at the Etihad at the weekend.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I would drop Gjanni Alioski for the game on Saturday – he’s been exposed this season defensively and we can’t afford that against a side like Man City.
“I’d put Mateusz Klich in to replace Stuart Dallas and stick Dallas in at left-back.
“We’ve been getting exposed this season. Alioski’s defensive capabilities haven’t been great this season and he’s been making noises about where he’s going in the summer. It might be that his head is not right.
“He did okay against Sheffield United but for me, against City, Klich has to come back in and Dallas has to go to left-back.
“You need more of a robust midfield and a stronger defence or we’re going to find it really hard to get anything out of the game.”
It’s a big dilemma for Bielsa. Mateusz Klich hasn’t been on form this season and Dallas has been playing well in midfield.
Jack Harrison is already missing from the side as he can’t play against his parent club.
It’s fair to say that Leeds fans aren’t expecting too much from the game.
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