Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas impressed with Carayol, wants more signings

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Leeds United's Stuart Dallas is still hopeful the club can push for the play-offs.

Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas remains upbeat despite a disappointing week for Leeds United.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, he said he was impressed with new signing Mustapha Carayol, and hoped there would be further additions at the club before the end of the transfer window.

Leeds have lost two consecutive games to Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday, and sold December's player of the month, Sam Byram, to West Ham.

Dallas is not giving up on the club reaching the play-offs if they can put a run together, having gone eight games unbeaten prior to the last minute Ipswich defeat.

He said: "It's good to have competition, because you've got to be on top of your game at all times. It's good to have him (Carayol) here he's a good player, we see him every day in training, hopefully we can add a few more.

"I'm still positive, I think we can put a run together and push up the league."

Carayol is on loan from Middlesbrough and scored on his debut in the FA Cup win against Neil Redfearn's Rotherham United.

As a result of two straight losses, Leeds have slipped to 17th in the table, behind rivals Huddersfield Town on goal difference, and are 13 points behind the play-off places.

This weekend they host Bristol City, who are below them in the table, but it will be no pushover after the Robins pulled off a surprise win over league leaders Middlesbrough at the weekend.

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