'Huge loss', 'Big worry' - Many Leeds fans concerned by key player update pre-Blackburn
Leeds United fans are worrying on Twitter after Stuart Dallas was confirmed as a major injury doubt for the match against Blackburn on Saturday.
The Athletic journalist Phil Hay relayed Marcelo Bielsa’s update after the 1-1 draw against Luton, saying that Dallas has a “muscle problem” and is “likely to miss” the action this weekend.
Cooper took a kick to his back and Bielsa doesn't think it's serious. Dallas has a muscle problem and is likely to miss Blackburn on Saturday. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 30, 2020
Dallas has been a contender for the player of the year award at Leeds this season.
He has made 41 appearances in all competitions, starting all 40 Championship fixtures in a number of different positions.
Bielsa has been able to rely upon the Northern Ireland international to play at right-back and left-back, on both wings and even as a central midfielder.
Not only has his versatility been brilliant but his overall performances have and his goal against Luton on Tuesday rescued a point before he was forced off with his injury.
Ezgjan Alioski will more than likely replace Dallas at left-back against Blackburn but that hasn’t stopped some Leeds fans from worrying about the fact they will be without the Cookstown Cafu this weekend.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Dallas will be missed
— Jacqui (@jacquiharrison) June 30, 2020
Dallas a huge loss..
— Zipper ⭐ (@TheMagpie009) June 30, 2020
Will be rough without Dallas
— lufcyellowJ (@leedsnewsunited) June 30, 2020
Dallas one of our best players currently. Big miss that.
— maxwinterburn (@MaxWinterburn) July 1, 2020
Subs impacted again for our goal, they have to start.
Injuries a worry, think Dallas will be out so changes will have to happen!
— Debbie (@DebbieFishman08) July 1, 2020
Now I’ve calmed down. Not a great result but as @LewisDeighton17 says 4 points from 2 games is ok, just not the way round we wanted. Bamford wasn’t the only player who played poorly. Phillips and Klich were miles off it. Big worry over Coops and Dallas. We go again! #MOT #LUFC
— Johnny Stackhouse (@JohnnyStackLUFC) July 1, 2020
Dallas and Cooper being injured the biggest worries to come from last night #lufc
— Ben Dobson (@bendobson21) July 1, 2020
Luckily, Liam Cooper should be fine to start against Blackburn but it is a big game and one that Leeds will want to win after failing to beat relegation-threatened Luton on Tuesday.
It wasn’t the end of the world to draw with the Hatters but let’s hope it was not the start of a decline in form.
In other Leeds United news, there’s been an update on a striker who Leeds want to sign after he became a free agent.