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‘He isn’t an upgrade on Alioski’ – Leeds United man gives verdict on Bielsa decision: Opinion



Leeds United will be desperate to squeeze back into the Championship top-two by the end of the season and guarantee a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

They slipped out last weekend after a 1-0 defeat to fellow promotion rivals Sheffield United, who leapfrogged them in the process.

But it was another match that saw versatile midfielder Stuart Dallas start from the bench, as he continues his run as Marcelo Bielsa’s super sub.

And he hinted at frustrations whilst on international duty with Northern Ireland on Wednesday, saying that he maybe should have been played more by Bielsa.

The 27-year-old has appeared 20 times for the Whites this season, but only eight of them have been starts.

But should he really have been given more time?

We discuss…

George Harbey

“I think that ship has sailed now, to be honest.

“If Dallas was really in Bielsa’s plans, then he would have used him as an emergency full-back rather than playing Alioski there.

“It’s a shame, as he is a very good player in the Championship on his day.”

Jacob Potter

“I don’t think he’s deserving of a start yet.

“He isn’t an upgrade on Alioksi or Harrison and he’ll have to remain patient for his opportunity in the side.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see him heading for the exit door in the summer.”

Toby Wilding

“Even at 27 years old, Dallas is one of the elder statesmen of the Leeds midfielder.

“His versatility, coupled with that relative experience, could prove crucial for Bielsa and Leeds could yet prove crucial as Leeds look to overhaul Sheffield United in the race for automatic promotion.”

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: ‘He isn’t an upgrade on Alioski’ – Leeds United man gives verdict on Bielsa decision: Opinion

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