Signed by Leeds in the summer, has Stuart Dallas improved or not compared to Brentford form?

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How does Stuart Dallas' early form for Leeds compare to his performances at Brentford?

Stuart Dallas is looking forward to Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland, and the good news for his country is that he appears to be enjoying his football more than ever.

Last week he responded to a comment from a Brentford fan who mocked his decision to leave Brentford for Leeds, explaining it was the best decision he ever made.

The winger cost Leeds a fee of £1 million, reported the Yorkshire Evening Post, filling a real need at left wing for a side which had to play full-back Charlie Taylor in the position last season.

Dallas has been a steadying influence for Leeds, but their form has been terribly inconsistent this season despite his form, with the club currently sitting in the bottom half of the table.

He is at the halfway mark already of his 40 games played for Brentford last season, with the statistics displaying a difference in his performances.

  TeamSeasonTackles Won per gameShots Per gamePassing AccuracyChances Created per gameSuccessful Final Third Passes per gameAssistsGoalsAppearances
Stuart Dallas Brentford 2014-2015 0.83 1.15 75% 0.88 9.93 2 6 40
Stuart Dallas Leeds 2015-2016 0.75 1.45 72% 1.15 7 4 0 20

The noticeable difference is that Dallas struck six goals in the Championship for Brentford last season, but is yet to open his account for Leeds United.

This is not through a lack of effort, for he is averaging more shots per game for Leeds than he was for Brentford, and it is surely only a matter of time until he finds the net for his new side.

On the plus side, is that in half the amount of games, he has already doubled the number of assists he provided at Griffin Park, and is creating an average of more than one chance per game as opposed to less.

Leeds should take great encouragement from his performances, and there is a real case to show he is developing as a player and improving at Leeds, despite the continued changes in system, with the side alternating between one striker up front and two.

A few goals over the second half of the season will be welcomely received by the Elland Road crowd and tee him up nicely for Euro 2016.

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