sport news Marcelo Bielsa challenges Ezgjan Alioski to step up against Man City

Marcelo Bielsa challenges Ezgjan Alioski to fill the void left by Man City loanee Jack Harrison... who is not eligible to face his parent club as Leeds prepare to host Pep Guardiola's men in the Premier League Leeds host Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday evening Jack Harrison, who has starred for Leeds, will miss out against his parent club Ezgjan Alioski is set to replace Harrison against the Premier League giants North Macedonia international Alioski has yet to start a Premier League game  Bielsa has lavished Guardiola with praise as their teams prepare to clash 

By Mark Walker, Pa

Published: 17:57 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 17:57 BST, 1 October 2020

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Ezgjan Alioski appears set to make his first Premier League start in Leeds' home game against Manchester City on Saturday.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa gave the broadest of hints that the North Macedonia international will replace Jack Harrison, who is ineligible to face his parent club.

Harrison has played a starring role for Bielsa's side in their first three Premier League matches after City agreed in July that the 23-year-old could start his third season-long loan at Elland Road.

Ezgjan Alioski will look to capitalise on Jack Harrison's absence against Manchester City

Ezgjan Alioski will look to capitalise on Jack Harrison's absence against Manchester City

'When a player comes out of the XI and another player comes in and you have to give an opinion on this, we have to mix a lot of common places,' Bielsa said.

'Harrison is very important, we're sad that he's not going to play. Alioski is able to do as well or better than Harrison, (but) then after this there is the game, where you have to show it.'

Bielsa has no new injury concerns, but admitted the continued absence of playmaker Pablo Hernandez due to a groin strain was a blow.

'Pablo is a very important

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