Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to call for Stuart Dallas to be reinstated in their starting XI after what they claimed was his performance for Northern Ireland in their World Cup qualifier against Switzerland on Sunday night.
The Elland Road winger shook off a foot injury sustained in the first leg in Belfast to take his place in Michael O’Neill’s side but could not stop them drawing 0-0 and sliding to 1-0 aggregate defeat in the play-off that eliminated his country from the competition.
Many Leeds supporters watched the Northern Ireland match and were struck by the impact made by Dallas, 26, who has spent most of the season on the sidelines for his club.
The left winger has started just two Championship matches of a possible 16 as he has found himself behind Samuel Saiz, Pablo Hernandez, Ezgjan Alioski and Kemar Roofe in the pecking order for attacking midfield places.
A section of the Elland Road faithful are now calling for manager Thomas Christiansen to accommodate Dallas in his starting XI for Sunday’s pivotal Championship clash against Middlesbrough as Leeds aim to end a horror run of seven defeats from nine league matches.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) November 14, 2017
— Andrew Campbell (@andycampbell44) November 14, 2017
After see dallas and alioski play last week. We should play dallas on Lw and alioski on Rw (also swap sides during the game) against Boro. And saiz as Attacking midfielder. #LUFC
— LUFC Fan (@rumours_lufc) November 13, 2017
How @dallas_stuart isn’t getting starting for us I do not know, top player who gives his all every time he is on a football pitch. He needs to be starting v Boro on Sunday. Played out of skin last night. #lufc #gawa
— Dean Irwin (@DeanIrwin81) November 13, 2017
Was only a few weeks ago #LUFC fans begging for Vieira to be put back in the side, and he was and nothing changed and cost us the goal v Sheffield, now it’s Dallas fans want back in, yet missing at Cardiff and against Derby, why not ask this owner for new players instead of this?
— whiteandright (@Lonewhite101) November 13, 2017
Totally agree, wasn’t even expecting stuarty to be playing, Mark of the player he is,never stopped the whole match,so glad he’s a @NorthernIreland and @LUFC player,well done Stuart and the boys on a fighting performance #GAWA #lufc ????????
— Freddie (@FredLeedsfc) November 12, 2017
PONTUS as qualified for WC with his home nation.. do you think this is turning point to make him play better. To put Leeds back into top flight football.
Dallas on left
Alioski on the right
Saiz up front
We need better performances FROM NOW ON BOYS #LUFC #WACCOE#TOPFLIGHT
— Paul Gilbey (@PaulGilbey) November 14, 2017