By Mark Smith

17th Nov, 2019 | 6:58pm

MOT View: Underrated Leeds star shines v Netherlands, should keep place v Luton

With so many Leeds United players coming in for praise this season, it can be hard to stand out at Elland Road.

Stuart Dallas is a player who nearly always flies under the radar.

The 28-year-old has played in almost every single position for Leeds since arriving from Brentford… He just needs to take the gloves and lead the line for a full house.

Dallas is racking up the games already this season. Playing all 16 games in the Championship, he also featured in Northern Ireland’s 0-0 draw against Holland on Thursday.

He came in for praise there, too, with Sun journalist Mark McIntosh posting on his personal Twitter account after the clash.

He said, “Stuart Dallas is one of the most underrated players about. Can play anywhere.”

That sums Dallas up perfectly, but the utility man must get frustrated.

He slotted in at right-back at the start of the season and did a brilliant job in the absence of Luke Ayling.

However, when Ayling was fit he came straight back into the right-back slot and Dallas was pushed into midfield… and then into the left-back position.

Against Holland, Dallas played in four different positions against one of the brightest teams in the world, and never looked out of place.

Playing mostly at right-back for Leeds, Dallas has averaged 1.8 shots on goal in each game according to WhoScored. Impressive for a player who has also completed 1.9 tackles – highlighting his versatility even further.

With Barry Douglas fit again, Ezgjan Alioski possibly back too and Pablo Hernandez looking for his first start since returning from injury, Dallas could end up being the fall guy against Luton, but we think that would be very harsh on a player who gives everything and perhaps suffers from his versatility.

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