By Mark Smith

19th Nov, 2020 | 2:30pm

'I can't accept that' - Neil Warnock left raging over int'l use of duo including Leeds star

Neil Warnock has been left raging over Northern Ireland’s usage of Paddy McNair and Leeds United defender Stuart Dallas.

Ian Barraclough used the Whites mainstay for every single minute of the three games this week, despite his countries fate already being served.

Northern Ireland lost their European play-off to Slovakia last week and were then relegated ahead of their Nations League clash with Romania last night.

Warnock slammed Northern Ireland and claimed there were no excuses as to why they didn’t hand a younger player a chance.

“I don’t understand when you’ve got nothing to play for how him and Dallas can play every minute of every game,” he told talkSPORT.

“There’s something wrong somewhere where you can’t bring a young lad in to the side when you’ve got nothing to play for.

“I can’t accept that, not when there’s nothing to play for.”

Marcelo Bielsa will also be unhappy with the treatment of his players this week.

Dallas looked to have broken his arm last, but those fears were laid to rest after he played two games against that incident.

After surviving that scare, Ezgjan Alioski then returned early from international duty with Macedonia because of a hamstring problem – not what Leeds need at this time.

Rodrigo, Diego Llorente and Kalvin Phillips already missed out on international duty through injuries or COVID-19, and hopefully, all three will be ready to return against Arsenal.

It begs the question, why are these international breaks still going forward? At least we won’t have to ask that for another four months.

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