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Liam Cooper tweets Leeds United team-mate Stuart Dallas after Euro 2016 call-up

Leeds' Liam Cooper (R) and Charlie Taylor celebrate at the final whistle

The winger will be on his way to France this summer.

Leeds' Stuart Dallas celebrates at the final whistleLeeds' Stuart Dallas celebrates at the final whistle

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has announced his final squad for the European Championships this summer and there was no surprise to see one Leeds United player in the squad.

Stuart Dallas, who has 13 caps for his country, has made himself a regular in the Northern Irish camp and the Leeds winger is likely to be on the left-wing from the start for his country this summer.

Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas in action with Belarus' Sergei KislyakNorthern Ireland's Stuart Dallas in action with Belarus' Sergei Kislyak

His call-up has not gone unnoticed.

His Leeds United team-mate Liam Cooper, who himself has recently been given recognition by Scotland for his good form, sent him this message earlier today wishing his Home Nations rival all the best in France 2016:

Dallas arrived at Leeds in the summer a personal signing of Uwe Rosler – who knew him from their time together at Brentford.

The 25-year-old might have feared the worst when, in October, the German was sacked as Leeds United coach.

Leeds' Liam Cooper and MK Dons' Sam Gallagher in actionLeeds' Liam Cooper and MK Dons' Sam Gallagher in action

However, Dallas remained an integral part of the Leeds team under his successor Steve Evans – playing 49 times and scoring five goal, winning the club’s Players’ Player of the Year award.

Leeds fans will hope that Dallas can have an impact in France this summer.

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