Leeds United have a host of players heading on international duty again this month and as always it will make the break a little more Leeds United related. The breaks are never much fun, if you’re doing well you don’t want to lose momentum and if you aren’t you just want to get that next game out of the way.
Pontus Jansson – Sweden
Of course Jansson has been called up for Sweden. The centre-back is in ruthless form at the moment and has been captaining Sweden at times recently. He will almost certainly play a part in the upcoming games and it always seems to do his confidence the world of good.
Stuart Dallas – Northern Ireland
Probably as obvious as any of the international call-ups. Dallas will most probably start both games and play a key part in the games for Michael O’Neill.
Baily Peacock-Farrell – Northern Ireland
It’s been a strange few weeks for Baily Peacock-Farrell. He has made a couple of mistakes this season but he cost us the game at home to Birmingham. He bounced back with a couple of solid performances and that’s the nature of a young player, especially a goalkeeper. Hopefully this break will confirm he’s the new Northern Ireland number one.
Gjanni Alioski – Macedonia
Of all the players who are key to their national teams’ success Alioski is the biggest at Leeds. Macedonia rely on Alioski and that seems even more odd given the form he’s currently in but he’s like a new player for the national side. Hopefully he has a successful break and comes back ready to take players on and full of confidence.
Tyler Roberts – Wales
The biggest impact of any of these players in the last month for Leeds United. We knew about Jansson and how good he’s been but Roberts has had the pressure of replacing Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford and probably Pablo Hernandez. Three goals and some very good progress.
Mateusz Klich – Poland
The best player in a Leeds Unites shirt so far under Marcelo Bielsa and he has once again been called up for Poland. He’ll be supporting Robert Lewandowski for the national side. Seems to be getting better and better.