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Exclusive: David Norris tips Stuart Dallas to be key Leeds man despite Junior Firpo arrival

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Norris does not think Stuart Dallas’ opportunities will be limited despite Junior Firpo’s big-money arrival at United.

Dallas, who won the Yorkshire club’s player of the year award thanks to an impressive campaign, has already committed his to by signing a new three-year contract earlier this summer.

The Northern Ireland international, who joined from Brentford six years ago, played a key role as Marcelo Bielsa led back into the Premier League for the first time following a 16-year wait.

Will Stuart Dallas feature in all of Leeds' Premier League games again this season?

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Dallas went on to feature in all 38 of Leeds’ top-flight fixtures last term, scoring eight goals and registering two assists along the way.

Ten of the 30-year-old’s starts came at left-back and there may have been suggestions that his involvement may decrease following Firpo’s £13million move from Spanish giants Barcelona last month.

However, former midfielder Norris believes Dallas will remain a key member of Bielsa’s plans in the upcoming campaign.

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He exclusively told TIF: “I don’t think he’ll nail down one position because he is the ultimate utility man.

“To be that type of player in the Premier League is quite special. I could see him filling in at central midfield again, left-back if need be or right-wing.

“I don’t think he’ll nail down one place but I still think he’ll play in the majority of the games.”

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