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Would Stuart Dallas be a Leeds United star at wing-back?

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas tackles Jackson Irvine of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Hull,...

The Northern Ireland international has been filling in at full-back.

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas tackles Jackson Irvine of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Hull,...Leeds United's Stuart Dallas tackles Jackson Irvine of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Hull,...

Leeds United have suffered a dreadful crisis at the back in recent weeks. Suspension and injuries have been rife throughout the back-line with the likes of Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Matthew Pennington, Gaetano Berardi and Pontus Jansson all spending time on the sidelines in recent weeks.

As an emergency option Leeds have been utilising Stuart Dallas as a full-back at times. It is not a position he is used to playing but he has done a decent job when asked upon.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England.Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

It certainly raises the potential of Dallas playing in another role. Leeds have a new manager in Paul Heckingbottom and he will no doubt want to shift things around. He prefers to have two strikers on the field, which could leave Leeds shifting around to have wing-backs.

This could be perfect for Dallas. As an out-and-out winger he is a good player, but never a definite starter in the Leeds XI.

But as a wing-back he could cement his place in the Leeds starting XI. He is a tireless worker and his defensive work is actually quite impressive. The Northern Ireland international is extremely unselfish and will no doubt put in a shift going back and forward if asked to do so at Elland Road.

Stuart Dallas of Northern Ireland in action against Jonas Svensson of Norway during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Norway and Northern Ireland at Ullevaal Stadion on October 8,...Stuart Dallas of Northern Ireland in action against Jonas Svensson of Norway during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Norway and Northern Ireland at Ullevaal Stadion on October 8,...

He can use either foot, so could play either side and he just feels like a player that could adapt to a wing-back role, perhaps even more so than as an out-and-out wide man.

He is not good enough to be a full-time right-back, but as a wing-back Dallas could really revitalise his Leeds United career.

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