By Will Butcher
Stuart Dallas was omitted from Northern Ireland’s 23-man matchday squad to face Germany – and Leeds fans took to Twitter to express their surprise.
The former Brentford winger was in Michael O’Neill’s starting eleven on Saturday in their 4-0 win over San Marino, but his non-inclusion against the European giants has worried fans.
Dallas has been replaced by Corry Evans in midfield, as O’Neill opts to include an extra defender in Aaron Hughes as they attempt to hold out the likes of Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze.
Dallas, 25, has 18 Northern Ireland caps to his name after making his debut in 2011 against Wales, but is absent out against Joachim Low’s side.
Leeds fans are concerned on Twitter as they ponder why Dallas has missed out on being included in the full squad, with injury being the worry.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Latest News HQ (@Latest_News_Mr) October 11, 2016
@dallas_stuart are you injured?
— Derek ⚡️Dunlop (@dekdunlop1) October 11, 2016
@dallas_stuart Not playing?!
— Gee_McK (@Gee_McK) October 11, 2016
@dallas_stuart you injured lad?
— 🔴⚪️🔵 (@GLENJOHNSONPOOL) October 11, 2016
No Stuart Dallas on the bench. Didn't train last night. Injured. Disappointed for such a great fella. #GERNIR
— Paul Ferguson (@PaulFergusonSL) October 11, 2016
@dallas_stuart what's up mate you're not in the squad?
— Dean Irwin (@DeanIrwin81) October 11, 2016
Dallas has been integral to Garry Monk’s side this season, after an impressive summer with his country at Euro 2016.
He has played in 11 league and cup encounters for the Yorkshire giants, and was set to feature against Derby on Saturday.
However, if Dallas is confirmed as injured, Leeds could be a dealt a huge blow and will be likely to replace Dallas with either Alex Mowatt or Kemar Roofe against the Rams.
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