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Marcelo Bielsa suggests Stuart Dallas could start for Leeds United


Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United will face Brentford at Elland Road in the Championship this weekend.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at KCOM Stadium on October 2, 2018 in Hull, England.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has suggested to Leeds Live that Stuart Dallas could start against Brentford this weekend.

The West Yorkshire outfit will take on Brentford at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Dallas has yet to start in the league for the Whites, but head coach Bielsa has suggested that the 27-year-old Northern Ireland international could start against the Bees.

Bielsa told Leeds Live when asked if he has considered handing Dallas a start: “In the last games we played the first offensive substitution we made was Dallas.

“Dallas knows how to play deep, he makes very good crosses from both legs, he’s very skilled to start from a point below the ball and cross the line of the ball.

“He has a very good coordination to know when he has to sprint and take the free space.”

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas vies for possession with Birmingham City's Jacques Maghoma during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road on...

Good decision

Dallas has been used as a substitute by Bielsa so far this season, but the winger has made an impact when he has come off the bench.

The former Brentford star is a very good winger who knows the Championship inside out, and it would make sense for Bielsa to include him against his former club.

Leeds are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 22 points from 11 matches, level on points with second-placed Middlesbrough.

As for Brentford, they are currently sixth in the standings with 17 points from 11 games.

Stuart Dallas of Northern Ireland during the International Friendly between Northern Ireland and Israel at Windsor Park on September 11, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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