Steve Evans raves about Leeds' star Stuart Dallas, makes prediction about his role next season

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has hailed Stuart Dallas.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he thinks Stuart Dallas will be a 'big, big player' for the club next season.

The Whites ended a four-game winless run with victory over Birmingham City on Tuesday night, with Evans' men winning 2-1 at St. Andrews against the play-off-chasing Blues.

It was Northern Ireland international Dallas who was the goal hero of the night, first placing a shot into the corner from outside the box on 11 minutes to put Leeds in front, before smashing home a superb volley in the second half to make it 2-0.

Clayton Donaldson pulled one back for Birmingham, but it was Leeds who ran out winners, even with midfielder Alex Mowatt receiving a contentious late red card.

Dallas unsurprisingly stole the limelight with his two-goal performance, and he received great praise from his manager Evans following the final whistle.

Evans told BBC Radio Leeds that he didn't think any goalkeeper could have saved either of Dallas' two goals, offering particular praise for his second strike.

The Scot also raved about Dallas as a person, and predicted that the winger will be a 'big player' for Leeds next season, adding that he feels blessed to work with players as talented as the former Brentford man.

"I said to Stuart 'If there was no net in the place, it probably screams past our supporters and goes all the way to Yorkshire!'," said Evans. "He's hit it with such force, and I don't think any goalkeeper on the planet could save either of his finishes."

"I'm really pleased for that kid. He's an an honest boy, he takes things to heart, and we love having him here. He's going to be a big player for us next season for sure, a big, big player for the club. I'm blessed to work with players like him," he added.

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