Leeds United host Preston North End on Tuesday night still without Kemar Roofe leading their attack.

The former Oxford United forward has been reinvigorated under Marcelo Bielsa, with four goals and two assists from six Championship games.

However, given the fact he will be on the sidelines for the visit of Alex Neil’s side, we’ve looked at three players Bielsa will be looking to for goal threat on Tuesday…

Tyler Roberts

Millwall v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Leeds United’s Tyler Roberts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

In the long-term absence of big-money summer signing Patrick Bamford, former West Brom hitman Roberts will likely lead the line once more.

He got himself into good positions against Millwall on Saturday, but could not convert the chances. In a home game, he should get even more opportunities to score here.

Bielsa needs him to start taking them. Roberts is a young, hungry, mobile striker but he needs to add goals to his game in order to cut the mustard at the top end of the second tier.

 

Jack Harrison

Swansea City v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship

SWANSEA, WALES – AUGUST 21: Leeds United’s Jack Harrison during the Sky Bet Championship match between City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The former New York City man is a serious talent and got off the mark for Leeds with the equaliser against Neil Harris’s side on Saturday.

He needs to start changing the course of games on a regular basis. He has the ability but failed to make a mark at Middlesbrough last season; Bielsa’s more adventurous style of play should get a lot more out of him, however.

Leeds will need goals from other sources if Bielsa’s preferred approach is to be successful without its frontline striker.

Ezgjan Alioski

Leeds United v Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship

LEEDS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski reacts after the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 31, 2018 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport/ via Getty Images)

The Macedonian international has the ability to flourish in Bielsa’s attacking system, but isn’t at the top of his game at the moment.

He is another one who is capable of weighing in with goals and assists, and Bielsa will be hoping for a level of consistency from the wideman that has somewhat evaded him throughout his Elland Road career.

It’s time for him to step up.

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