Leeds United defender Stuart Dallas looks set to miss the club’s clash against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, according to Phil Hay.
The defender picked up the injury late on in the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, however, had to remain on the field as Marcelo Bielsa had already made all three substitutions.
However, despite the fact The Athletic’s journalist claimed it was ‘bad injury’, he has also said the player doesn’t look like he will be out for too long.
The news will not be greeted with happiness by Marcelo Bielsa, who is looking to turn around their horrid run of form in London. Having faced Charlton Athletic, Fulham, Arsenal and Millwall in the capital, the Whites are yet to win a fixture and it’s fair to think a fully-fit Dallas would improve the side’s chances of victory.
He has been an ever-present in the team this season, featuring in every Championship game for the Yorkshire outfit. However, even more impressively, Dallas has also played the full 90 minutes in 26 of the 27 league games, only getting substituted once this season, showing incredible levels of fitness (via Transfermarkt).
His defensive contribution has made him an important figure as he’s averaged the second-most tackles per game of any player in the side. But, Dallas has also had a monstrous impact going forward having scored the joint-third most goals and being the joint-second most fouled player in the team.
It will be in attack where Leeds will miss the Northern Ireland international the most. His mixture of goals and ability on the ball is clearly working wonders given his contribution thus far. Being the second-most fouled player, despite being a defender, shows you his dribbling has struck fear into opposing defences.
However, news that his injury won’t keep him out for a long time will be music to the ears of Bielsa as he looks to breathe life back into the side’s promotion challenge.
Leeds fans, will Dallas be a big miss against QPR? Let us know your thoughts!
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