By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

17th Apr, 2022 | 6:30pm

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Stuart Dallas would secretly rather play in the midfield than at left-back for Leeds United, according to Paul Robinson.

Dallas, 30, has excelled in almost every outfield position at Elland Road but has mainly been used at left-back this season due to Junior Firpo’s issues with injuries and form.

Northern Ireland international Dallas usually plays at his best in the midfield but he’s been forced to play at left-back a lot this term.

But, according to Robinson, the Elland Road ace would rather play elsewhere on the pitch even though he might not admit that publicly.

“I think Stuart Dallas is better used elsewhere on the pitch,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

If you asked him and he was honest, ideally he wouldn’t want to play at left-back.

But his answer would be the same as every player answers, ‘he doesn’t care where he plays as long as he plays’.

But I think Dallas is better used in other areas.

He’s done outstandingly well at left-back and I think he’s the best option they’ve got.

Dallas has made 35 appearances in all competitions for Leeds this season, playing in all of their Premier League fixtures.

According to transfermarkt, he’s had 14 games at left-back, 12 at right-back and just six in the centre of the midfield.

Firpo should be available to play against Crystal Palace next time the Whites take to the field but Jesse Marsch could opt to stick with Dallas at left-back due to the returning faces in the midfield.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has detailed a conversation he had with Marsch about transfers.