Leeds star insists Newcastle result has not damaged his side

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

Leeds United were soundly beaten by a far superior Newcastle United side on Sunday.

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

During an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds' attacking midfielder Stuart Dallas insisted that his side's loss to Newcastle United has not done them any damage, and highlighted Saturday's game at Rotherham United as the ideal opportunity for them to bounce back immediately.

The 25-year-old Northern Ireland international has struggled with injuries in recent months, having not played for the Whites since October 1st, and with the current good form of Garry Monk's side, it will be extremely tough for him to force his way back into the starting XI.

And the former Brentford man is confident about Leeds' chances of returning to winning ways this weekend, highlighting the fantastic belief that is currently present amongst the squad, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post:

"It hasn’t done us any damage but it was disappointing. We set out to win the game and obviously we didn’t do that so we’ll go again and we’ll regroup. We’ve got a real belief in our squad that if we do things right and do what we’re good at we can match anybody. There’s no better game to put it right that the one this week away at Rotherham United."

Reading’s Danny Williams and Leeds United's Stuart Dallas in action Leeds United's Stuart Dallas in action

It is hard to criticise Leeds, after their recent run of just three losses in their last 13 outings in all competitions, but Garry Monk will be desperate to bounce back immediately on Saturday by taking all three points at the New York Stadium.

Leeds will be well aware of the pitfalls of the Championship, and how easy it is to slip into a losing run.

With the Millers rock bottom of the table though, the Whites will not have a better opportunity to make an instant amends for Sunday's loss than this game.

Leeds manager Garry MonkLeeds manager Garry Monk

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