Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas commends Rangers duo Mark Warburton and David Weir for improving his game

Leeds' Stuart Dallas celebrates at the final whistle

The Northern Irishman has been speaking about his incredible career to date.

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

Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas came into the starting XI for Northern Ireland at the European Championships this week and made a big impact to the team – as they beat Ukraine 2-0 to edge toward a potential second round spot at the competition.

The Leeds star has been talking to the BBC this week about his incredible rise from leaving Coagh United in 2010 to the Euros in just six years.

Leeds' Stuart Dallas in action with Birmingham's David DavisLeeds' Stuart Dallas in action with Birmingham's David Davis

During the interview he gave special mention to former Leeds boss Uwe Rosler – but in particular Glasgow Rangers pair Mark Warburton and David Weir, with whom he worked at Brentford:

“Sometimes I sit back and I think ‘wow, I’ve come a long way’ but I’ve always said that I’ve always had good people around me.

“From when I was at Coagh, with Crusaders.

“Went to Brentford and had Mark Warburton and Uwe Rosler there.

Rangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David WeirRangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David Weir

“Obviously I went to Leeds then with Uwe but most of the time at Brentford I was under Mark Warburton and David Weir. I’ve always had good people around me to keep my feet on the ground and to keep me improving.”

Warburton and Weir have certainly had a big impact at Ibrox since taking over the reins at Rangers last summer.

They guided the Old Firm side to the Scottish Championship title, Scottish Challenge Cup glory and a Scottish Cup final in their first year at the club – Rangers coming up short against Hibernian in the latter.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

The Rangers duo have certainly benefitted the play of Ibrox stars such as Martyn Waghorn and James Tavernier and also clearly played a big role in the development of Leeds United’s Dallas.

Rangers fans will hope that they can continue to do so in Glasgow, whilst Leeds fans will hope Dallas continues to improve.

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