Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas has been kept out with injury for over a month.
Stuart Dallas has admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that he has found his time out of the Leeds United first-team very frustrating.
Dallas has missed over a month’s worth of action, after picking up a calf injury on international duty back in October.
The winger was initially expected to be back quickly, but the injury was far worse than first feared.
Dallas has been kept on the treatment table for a lengthy period of time, but the winger is coming back to full fitness now.
The former Brentford man played for Leeds’ development side earlier in the week, as he steps up his recovery.
And Dallas said: “I got scanned in Germany and it showed something. I came back, got scanned again and I had two tears at the junction of two different muscles. At the time, I didn’t think it was anything major. I thought when I came back that I was coming home with the intention of getting a few days rest and going again at the weekend. It didn’t quite work out like that.
“It’s frustrating but the team’s been on a good run. Now I’m back and Liam (Bridcutt) is knocking on the door, too, coming back in the next few weeks. There’s a lot of competition in the squad and that can only be a good thing.”
Dallas could now feature in Leeds’ next match, which comes against Rotherham United at the weekend.
Leeds go into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United in their most recent outing, but they could move back into the play off places if they are able to pick up a victory against their Yorkshire rivals.