Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas comments on being given time off by Garry Monk

Leeds' Stuart Dallas celebrates at the final whistle

The Northern Ireland international had time off in the summer after Euro 2016.

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

Leeds United officially unveiled their new kit yesterday evening, an all-white number from Kappa.

The new kits have gone down well among the fans and several of the Leeds United players were at the unveiling to speak about the new strips and the upcoming season.

One player who was present was Stuart Dallas.

The Northern Irishman had an extended break from first-team training this summer after representing his nation at the European Championships in France.

The winger told Sky Sports News that he needed that break and that he was excited for the upcoming campaign at Elland Road:

"I've had a good summer, and a good break, so I'm looking forward to getting back into it.

Wales' James Chester in action with Northern Ireland's Stuart DallasWales' James Chester in action with Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas

"The manager has been in contact and gave me a good break, which I needed after a long, hard season last year.

"The club's signed some new players and competition brings out the best in players. The team have bought into the new manager's ideas so we're raring to go for the new season."

Dallas will no doubt believe he is set to retain his place in the Leeds United first-team.

The 25-year-old, who married his childhood sweetheart as well in a busy summer, had a brilliant debut season in the Leeds first-team after leaving Brentford for a reunion with Uwe Rosler in Yorkshire last summer.

His performances from the left-wing were largely consistent and he will be hoping to help the new firepower in Marcus Antonsson, Hadi Sacko and Kemar Roofe send Leeds up the Championship table under Garry Monk.

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