By Mark Smith

6th Mar, 2020 | 2:30pm

Leeds mainstay shares one area that Bielsa works 'massively' on during training

Leeds United defender Stuart Dallas has opened up on the training methods of head coach Marcelo Bielsa this season.

The Northern Ireland international has once again made the left-back position his own, despite playing many games in midfield over the Christmas period.

Bielsa clearly likes his full-backs to push forward, and Dallas admitted that it is an area that El Loco likes to practise repetitively in training at Thorp Arch.

When discussing the latest winning run, Dallas was shown Luke Ayling’s goal against Bristol City and touched on the training methods of Bielsa.

“As you can see, both full-backs in the box, which is a thing we work massively on,” he told LUTV.

“Us getting forward – not going in is it.”

Dallas and Ayling are regularly spotted in the opposition penalty area, and the latter has made that count in the past month – scoring twice for the Whites.

Ayling was actually involved in the WhoScored Championship Team of the Month for February, and completed the most passes in the entire division with 364 – a stat which highlights just how involved the Whites defenders actually are moving forward.

The latest 4-0 victory over Hull really highlighted how influential both Dallas and Ayling can be. The two full-backs managed the top-two touches of the ball of every player on the pitch, as well as completing a combined total of 89 accurate passes according to WhoScored.

Most of our success comes from wide areas and the overlapping runs of the Whites duo and long may that continue this season.

In other Leeds United news, Chris Kamara has shared his promotion verdict on the Whites with 10 left to play