Ezgjan Alioski’s omission from the starting eleven to face Burton on Saturday would’ve come as a surprise to most having featured in every game since the start of the season.
But it appeared Thomas Christiansen was keen to protect and give his best players proper time to recuperate after Alioski’s involvement with the Macedonia National side during the International break.
His replacement for the visit of Burton was striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga – the last signing of the transfer window from German side Hamburg.
This switch saw some rotation applied to Christiansen’s line-up, with former lone striker Kemar Roofe drafted out to the wing in Alioski’s absence, making way so Lasogga could obtain his preferred position.
There were many doubts about the club’s acquisition of the German prior to his debut on the weekend and his recent record in Germany didn’t spark too much excitement amongst the faithful over his arrival, with the striker managing just two goals last season.
However, this was his record on paper and his record in England was none existent until Saturday, but he couldn’t have dreamt of a better start to his Leeds career.