Marcelo Bielsa drops Leeds United team selection hint ahead of Derby County clash

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas gets away from Nottingham Forest's Jack Robinson at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is set to take his team to Pride Park to take on Derby County at the weekend.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on May 5, 2019 in Ipswich, England.

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed to Leeds Live that Stuart Dallas will start for Leeds United against Derby County.

Dallas looked to be out of the starting picture for Leeds at stages this season, but injuries have given him a chance.

The Northern Irish international has featured for Leeds at left-back recently, and he scored in Bielsa’s side’s last match against Ipswich Town.

 

Leeds lost 3-2 on the final day of the regular season, but Dallas’ performance was credible.

And Bielsa has suggested that the 27-year-old will start against Derby, although Tyler Roberts and Pontus Jansson are both injury doubts.

"Stuart Dallas will play, but Tyler Roberts will not," Bielsa said. 

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas gets away from Nottingham Forest's Jack Robinson at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

"There’s a doubt with Jansson."

Leeds have finished the season in woeful form and they will need to improve if they are to get past Derby.

The Rams have lost just once in their last 12 matches and should present Bielsa’s men with a tough test.

When Leeds and Derby met in the regular season, Bielsa’s men won both clashes.

Stuart Dallas of Leeds scores the winning penalty during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

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