By Alex Stevens
Garry Monk has revealed that Leeds winger Stuart Dallas will miss Tuesday’s League Cup clash against Norwich but is on course to return against Burton Albion at the weekend.
The Northern Ireland international has missed the last three matches with a calf injury sustained while on international duty.
Leeds manager Garry Monk had initially hoped that the 25-year-old would return for Saturday’s 1-0 win at Wolves but the Championship hosting of Burton on Saturday will now be the winger’s earliest possible return.
However, playmaker Pablo Hernandez has a definite chance of featuring on Tuesday evening after failing to make the match day squad at Wolves due to a dead leg that the Spaniard picked up during the 1-1 draw at home to Wigan last midweek.
Asked if there was any chance of Dallas featuring against Norwich, Monk told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Not for Tuesday. Pablo has a good chance – he’ll be out there training tonight but with Stuey we are hoping for the weekend.”
Dallas has been a first team regular for Leeds this season, starring on the left side of front line.
Leeds’ number 15 has made nine league and cup appearances for Monk’s side this season, but is yet to score or provide an assist for his teammates.
Dallas is now in his second season with Leeds, after moving to Yorkshire last summer for a round £1million from Brentford. He has since made 58 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals.
Victory against Norwich at Elland Road on Tuesday would secure Leeds a place in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
In other Leeds team news, fans have reacted on Twitter to an impending £4million bid for the latest Elland Road academy star.