Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler says club will monitor winger Stuart Dallas after international antics

The Northern Ireland winger is back at Thorp Arch ahead of the game with Brighton this weekend.

Leeds United's players have recently had a good time on international duty. Jordan Botaka scored for DR Congo. Lewis Cook bagged a match-winning assist for England's under-19 outfit. Then there as Stuart Dallas.

The winger was integral to Northern Ireland's recent matches. He played 90 minutes against both Greece and Finland as his country miraculously qualified for the European Championships next summer.

Dallas and co certainly seemed to enjoy the experience which must have taken it's physical and mental toll on the player.

Uwe Rosler has now admitted as much in a wide-ranging interview with BBC Radio Leeds. He made it clear that Dallas will need to be monitored before Leeds' fixture with Brighton on Saturday at Elland Road:

"I am very happy the three guys came back from international duty on the back of a good experience and a good performance.

"Now we have to monitor the situation, especially the Stuart Dallas situation because there was a massive ask in terms of playing two times, 90 minutes, at that level.

"But also the emotional pressure he was under. He looked fine to me today. We reduced his training load a little bit and we have to monitor the situation."

If Dallas was to be given a break for the upcoming fixtures at least Leeds would have options to cover the wide positions.

Botaka could come in whilst Will Buckley is now up to full fitness after two weeks of training at Thorp Arch during the international break. With that in mind, Leeds could, if they wanted to, leave Dallas on the bench if they feel he is in need of a break.

But knowing Dallas, he will be buzzing to get back into action and continue his momentum from his Northern Ireland heroics.

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