By Mark Smith

20th Nov, 2019 | 3:58pm

International break round-up: How did the Leeds players do and did they come back unscathed?

The internationals are over and Marcelo Bielsa will now be gathering the troops ahead of the Championship game away at Luton on Saturday.

Eight players were on international duty for Leeds, including three key first-team stars – Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich and Tyler Roberts. Liam Cooper withdrew from the Scotland squad ahead of their internationals and is currently being assessed with a slight groin tear.

Mateusz Bogusz, Alfie McCalmont, Illan Meslier, Jack Clarke and Nohan Kenneh were all in action for their country’s youth sides.

This is how they got on…

Stuart Dallas

  • Played 90 mins v Netherlands
  • Withdrew v Germany
  • Status: Injured/unknown

Stuart Dallas played 90 minutes for Northern Ireland against the Netherlands and won rave reviews after playing in four different positions for his country – right-back, left midfield, centre midfield and left-back. Leeds fans will know all about his versatility.

Northern Ireland drew 0-0 and missed a penalty, which put paid to their hopes of automatic qualification.

Dallas withdrew from the second game against Germany with a tight hamstring and he was due to be checked by Leeds medical staff on Wednesday. The game ended in a 6-1 defeat for his side.

Given that the Germany game was effectively a dead rubber, we’re hoping the Dallas issue is more precautionary. He’s has been brilliant for Leeds United this season, playing in both full-back positions and in midfield.

If he’s fit for Luton he probably plays at left-back. If he’s ruled out, Barry Douglas should be the man to take his place.

Mateusz Klich

  • Played 20 mins v Israel
  • Unused sub v Slovenia
  • Status: Fit

Klich played 20 minutes in Poland’s qualifier against Israel on Saturday and his side won 2-1. He was an unused sub for the 3-2 win against Slovenia on Tuesday, which is good news for Leeds.

He’s now played in 64 consecutive Championship games for Leeds – the most of any player in the squad. Leeds have three games in eight days starting Saturday, and Klich should be fit and raring to go.

Poland topped their group and Klich can now look forward to even more football next summer.

Tyler Roberts

  • Unused sub v Azerbaijan
  • Unused sub v Hungary
  • Status: Fit

Roberts has started the last two Leeds game, both wins, but he wasn’t used in either of Ryan Giggs’ qualifiers over the past week.

Wales needed to win both to qualify automatically and they did that with two 2-0 victories. That condemned Slovakia to the play-offs and gives Roberts the rest of the season to prove he should be making the starting XI in the Euro 2020 finals.

It was good news for Leeds United, though, and the extended rest should have done him good. We expect him to start on Saturday.

The rest

Jack Clarke played 29 minutes in the England Under-20s impressive 4-0 win away against Portugal but didn’t get on the scoresheet. He then played 90 minutes on Tuesday in a 3-0 win over Iceland. He did better in the second half and one of his crosses was crashed against the post by Man City’s Luke Bolton.

Mateusz Bogusz scored in the previous qualifier for the Poland Under-21 side but didn’t get on the scoresheet in 67 minutes against Bulgaria on Friday. He then played 45 minutes in the 1-0 defeat against Montenegro.

Alfie McCalmont scored a screamer late on in a friendly for the Northern Ireland Under-21s, helping secure a 1-1 draw. That was the curtain-raiser for the Euro qualifier against Romania on Tuesday night. That was billed as a must-win game but they only managed a 0-0 draw with McCalmont picking up a yellow card.

Illan Meslier was an unused sub for both France Under-21 games against Georgia and Switzerland.

Nohan Kenneh played 78 minutes at right-back for the England Under-17s in a 3-1 defeat to Denmark on Friday. He was an unused sub in the 2-0 win against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

There was no injury news for any of these players.

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