Charlie Taylor names the Leeds player who brings out the best in him

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The Whites Player of the Year has hailed midfielder Stuart Dallas as the best player who has ever played in front of him.

Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor has hailed his teammate Stuart Dallas, telling the club's official website that the Northern Irishman the best player who has ever played in front of him on a football pitch.

Taylor has enjoyed a hugely successful breakthrough season at Elland Road, making 43 appearances in all competitions, and was rewarded for his impressive campaign by being named both the club's and the Yorkshire Evening Post's player of the year for the club.

The 22-year-old has become an integral part of the Leeds side, so much so that manager Steve Evans said last week that the club are "blessed" to have him in their team.

Taylor admitted he was delighted to have won the award double, but insisted that several other Whites stars would have been just as deserving of the recognition for their fine seasons.

One of those he named was Dallas, who has enjoyed a superb debut campaign in Yorkshire after leaving Brentford last summer, scoring six goals in 49 appearances and helping Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016.

Taylor hailed the winger's work-rate and claimed that the 25-year-old is the best player he has ever linked up with down the left-hand side of a football pitch.

Taylor told the Leeds website: "Stuart Dallas in front of me has been brilliant – his work rate is outstanding.

"I feel that he brings the best out of me. He’s definitely the best player I’ve played with who’s been in front of me on the wing."

Despite some stellar individual campaigns, Leeds' season as a whole has been a rather underwhelming one, although their 13th-placed finish is two positions higher than they managed last term.

With a team packed full of young talent, however, they surely will be hoping to break into the top half and challenge for a play-off spot next season.

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