Sky Sports pundit: Dallas injury is 'massive blow' for Leeds United as update shared
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Paul Robinson is gutted to see Stuart Dallas injured and says his setback is a “huge blow” for Leeds United.
Dallas, 30, was forced off nine minutes into Leeds’ 3-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Since then, LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross has reported [15 February] that while Dallas was able to walk unaided away from Goodison after the game ended, there’s “a degree of severity” about his injury.
It seems unlikely that Dallas will be available to play against Manchester United this weekend and Robinson is yet again furious over his former club’s failure to bring new players in during the January transfer window when injuries have been such an issue this term.
“It’s a massive blow – a huge blow,” said Robinson to MOT Leeds News. “He’s been Mr Consistent for Leeds for a number of seasons now.
“They haven’t got that many leaders on the field but he’s one of them.
“He’s outstanding wherever he plays and he’s going to be a massive miss.
“He’s another name on the list – Bamford, Cooper, Phillips, Firpo and now Dallas – they’re huge players. And once again it makes you scratch your head in disbelief as to why they didn’t bring anyone through the door in January.
“Staying in the Premier League is absolutely vital this season.
“Roll the dice, spend some money and take a gamble on staying in the best league in the world.
“They’ve left themselves in a real predicament due to how threadbare the squad is.
“It’s not just the squad that’s light, it’s the starting 11.
“Every week, Bielsa is patching up a starting 11, which shouldn’t be happening.”
Dallas has played in every Premier League match since Leeds won promotion back to the top-flight.
He was incredible last season and while this term has been a bit of a backwards step for the club as a whole, the Northern Ireland international is someone who’s impressed time and time again.
Dallas’ ability to play in multiple positions has, unfortunately, been taken for granted by Leeds and if he’s out for a considerable amount of time then that’s a massive issue.
In other Leeds United news, a journalist has mooted a big-name player exit in the summer.