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Should Stuart Dallas reinvent himself as a LB at Leeds?

Cardiff defender Lee Peltier (l) challenges Stuart Dallas of Leeds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017...

Is it time for Stuart Dallas to make himself the man to solve the left-back issue at Leeds?

Cardiff defender Lee Peltier (l) challenges Stuart Dallas of Leeds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017...Cardiff City defender Lee Peltier (l) challenges Stuart Dallas of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match at Cardiff City Stadium.

It has been something of a frustrating season so far at Leeds United in 2017/18 for Stuart Dallas, with a promising start having tapered off.

Dallas was involved in some part in 11 of the Whites' first 12 Championship matches as their impressive results saw them scrap it out near the top of the table.

Thomas Christiansen, Manager of Leeds United arrives prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newport County and Leeds United at Rodney Parade on January 7, 2018 in Newport,...Thomas Christiansen, manager of Leeds United, arrives prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match against Newport County.

However, the 26-year-old has now not played in the league since November 22 and only twice since October 14, with the winger becoming less and less of an important player under head coach Thomas Christiansen.

Rather than cutting his losses, should Dallas perhaps look to a problem area currently in the Leeds squad and try and adapt his game to fill it?

That position is left-back, with the departure of Charlie Taylor to Burnley over the summer proving to be an issue that has not yet been truly addressed.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City crosses the ball under pressure from Charlie Taylor of Burnley during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad...Sergio Aguero of Manchester City crosses the ball under pressure from Charlie Taylor of Burnley during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match.

Vurnon Anita started out there but has also fallen out of favour in recent times, while Gaetano Berardi admitted in December that he was not good enough to play on the left side of defence.

Manchester United loanee Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is another new signing who has failed to impress, although the arrival of Laurens De Bock from Club Brugge does boost Christiansen's options.

That said, there is nothing stopping Dallas battling with De Bock for a place at full-back and it is not as if the Northern Ireland international is unused to the position, having played the full 90 minutes there against Derby County earlier in the campaign.

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