With Chris Wood confirming that he would not play in the game against Sunderland earlier last month, a chance was thrust upon Caleb Ekuban to take the limelight and make the position his own.
After a stellar performance against Port Vale in the cup, everyone was expecting fireworks again and for a while they did.
That was until Ekuban was carried off the pitch midway through the second half with a suspected foot injury.
Fast forward to now and it has become clear that Ekuban's injury is worse than once feared with a broken bone in his foot sidelining him.
The 23-year old has now undergone surgery and could set to be out for at least two months as he starts his recovery.
With this injury in mind, Leeds secured two deadline day strikers along with the signing of Jay Roy Grot to bolster their attacking options.
The question is; who is next in line to cover for Ekuban whilst he is sidelined? Here are a few options for Thomas Christiansen as he looks ahead to Saturdays clash with Burton Albion:
Jay Roy Grot
Coming on against Forest for his debut will already have given the monster among men the confidence needed to push forward.
The 6'3 forward is already an imposing threat but with the skill and ability he showcased during his sub appearance, Grot is more than just a big man up top.
Although he's new at the club and in the country, Grot could be a physical force against a Burton team that will be up for a scrap come Saturday.
First, one thing really needs clearing up: this player is not being paid £50k a week by Leeds, the club are only paying a portion of his wages.
Now that's cleared up, Lasogga is what you could class as a direct replacement for the physicality of Chris Wood. Although he has had a poor spell with Hamburg lately, Lasogga has shown in spells that he knows where the goal is.
It's highly expected that the 25-year old will make his debut against Burton, but will it be a starter or a substitute? No-one knows.
His first few appearances will set the tone for whether he has what it takes to take Leeds to the promised land. If there's no goals, we could see his head drop and be forced to look at other options.
The deal that was called off more times than an Oasis reunion. Cibicki is now a Leeds player the last time I checked and a very talented one at that.
A signing straight out of left field, no-one knew about the deal until an official approach was made by Leeds.
Although the recent signing from Malmo has shown that he can fit in being the leading man, I honestly think that Leeds will utilise the Swede in his preferred position of left wing.
Leeds aren't blessed with an abundance of wingers with Hadi Sacko being sidelined and Kemar Roofe performing brilliantly up top, it's likely that Cibicki could lose his place up top to another winger in Roofe.
Four goals in two appearances, the ability to get in behind and a perfect striker for the fast attacking style Leeds now employ.
It's hard not to see the 'feed me more' continuing into the Burton game. After all, Roofe hasn't done anything to not deserve the starting spot.
However, should the run become dry and any injuries occur in Leeds' attacking trio behind the former Oxford man, then Roofe could find himself back to his old position on the wings at Leeds.
It wouldn't be the worst case scenario for Roofe to return to the wing either. Buoyed by a brace of goals and full of energy Roofe could now take what he's got and bring that into his game on the wing, finding more space and scoring more goals on the flanks to help Leeds.
Leeds will start with Roofe at home to Burton but will likely change their squad early with eyes on Tuesdays match with Birmingham fresh on their mind.
As for the long run? I'd imagine Grot will be used as an impact sub (and what an impact he is) for the time being and Lasogga could be the man to lead the line in Ekuban's stead.
When the Ghanaian born forward returns it's an absolute free for all with no player allowed any complacency in the striking position.
What's your opinion? Who leads your team into victory at Burton and continues in the starting spot? Have your say in the comments below!
By Ryan Ingham
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