Phil Hay has provided a fresh claim on Stuart Dallas’ Leeds United future after recently undergoing surgery.
The Northern Ireland international broke his femur in a tackle with Jack Grealish last Saturday evening, a bone that only usually breaks when someone is involved in a high-speed car crash, so Dallas is expected to be out for a prolonged period of time.
Will Dallas play for Leeds again?
Jesse Marsch confirmed at his pre-match press conference that Dallas has successfully undergone surgery with the operation taking around five hours to complete, which only proves how severe this broken one is for the versatile Leeds star.
Hay, who was speaking on The Phil hay Show prior to Marsch’s comments on Dallas, believes that Dallas will have a role to play when he returns from injury, despite the expected long layoff.
(29:25) “Something tells me that Marsch would have seen him as an asset if Leeds stay up. I think when we speak to Marsch, I’ll ask him, I’m pretty sure he will say that and I think he’ll still feel he’s somebody that he could use in the Premier League.”
TIF Thoughts on Dallas’ future…
Dallas has been a magnificent servant for Leeds United having been brought to the club back in 2015 for just £1.71 million and has since gone on to rack up 267 appearances for the Whites playing in both the Championship and the Premier League while also becoming a dependable member of the squad.
The Leeds star has found himself playing in midfield and defence over recent times, especially this season and he’s thrived in both roles, having been trued by both Marcelo Bielsa and Jesse Marsch never starting less than 34 games in a league campaign since the 2018/19 season, so it’s no surprise that Hay believes Marsch will want Dallas at his disposal when he eventually returns from this horrible injury.