Ezgjan Alioski comments on his targets this season

The Leeds United new boy suggests he can have quite the debut season at Elland Road.

Ezgjan Alioski has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he can see himself scoring 16 goals for Leeds United in what he believes could be a fine debut season at Elland Road.

The 25-year-old joined Leeds from Lugano this summer and has so far looked like quite a decent addition.

The Macedonia international joined the Whites on the back of an excellent final season with the Swiss side, having scored 16 times and set up another 14 goals last term.

Those are respectable statistics for a striker, but Alioski is a winger and it shows how much potential he has - and he believes that he can scale similar heights with United this season.

He told The Yorkshire Evening Post: "I scored last year. I had 16 goals and 14 assists and I think I can do that here.

"It’s not easy to say what I can do better because you can always do better in all positions. I work all day in training.

"The Championship is more quick, more physical, but if you have players who can play, who are intelligent, then you can have a good game.”

If - and it might be a big 'if' considering he hasn't scored in any of his first three Championship matches, despite having chances - Alioski can reach those numbers for Leeds then it would be a huge boost for their promotion hopes, especially if Chris Wood can post another 27-goal league season.

United, under Garry Monk, were far too reliant on the New Zealand striker last season, so another figure sharing the goalscoring burden would be massive this time around, but time will tell whether Alioski can do those numbers.


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