Darren Bent sympathised with Leeds United first-teamer Stuart Dallas as he admitted it is difficult for him to make a position his own.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England international suggested that Dallas may be a victim of his own versatility as he can never really settle in one position.
The 28-year-old started the 5-4 win over Birmingham City on Sunday and managed to score his third goal of the season in that match.
Bent explained that Dallas was in an awkward situation as he isn’t able to earn people’s complete trust in one position, which leads to them looking for better options.
When asked if Dallas is becoming a victim of his own reputation of being versatile as he can’t settle in one position, Bent told Football Insider: “Sometimes yeah, and I’m always like it’s so good he can play in a number of positions.
“But at the same time, it’s a bit of a killer as you can never really settle down into one position.
“If you’re always doing several different jobs, you can’t hold down one position where people can start to trust you in that position.
“People are always looking for a better player in that position, so it’s a bit of an awkward situation for him.”
Dallas has regularly featured for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season with him making a total of 25 appearances across all competitions.
The Northern Ireland international has been at Elland Road since joining the Whites from Brentford in 2015 and is contracted to stay with the club until 2023.
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