Dallas fit for Germany game
Leeds fans would have been worried when Stuart Dallas was missing from the Northern Ireland friendly against Luxembourg on Thursday night.
His country won 1-0 without him and Leeds youngster Alfie McCalmont came on for his debut in the second half of the game.
However, talking after the game, Dallas provided the news that Leeds fans were looking for.
He said he was only suffering with a “niggle” and that he was “raring to go” for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Germany on Monday. He also paid tribute to McCalmont saying he was “over the moon” to see him win his debut cap.
Stuart Dallas says he's fine, raring to go for Monday against Germany. It was just a niggle.
He's over the moon for Alfie McCalmont.#lufc
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) September 5, 2019
In a way that’s good news and bad news then for Leeds.
Having Dallas fit for the Barnsley game is vitally important with Luke Ayling still recovering from surgery (albeit back in training).
However, if he’s not 100% then we’d much prefer he sat out the game against Germany. If it was a friendly we’d expect him not to play. However, games don’t get much bigger, or tougher, than a Euro qualifier against the former World Champions. We just hope Dallas can come through it unscathed.