By Noel Whelan

11th Jan, 2020 | 7:00pm

'He oozes class' - Exclusive: Noel Whelan blown away by one Leeds player

Noel Whelan believes there is “more to come” from Leeds United star Stuart Dallas after his dazzling displays for the Whites recently.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds striker and boyhood fan at Elland Road says the Northern Irish international has been a class act for Marcelo Bielsa’s men of late.

The 28-year-old continued his record of starting every Championship fixture this season in Saturday’s 2-0 loss against Sheffield Wednesday, failing to play the full 90 minutes in just one of his 27 outings.

Whelan says that remaining fully fit has been crucial for Dallas’ improved form and he says he is expecting the mainstay to hit new heights before the season is over.

Whelan told Football Insider: “Everyone puts a shift in, Stuart Dallas, an excellent player, some of his crossfield balls, knowing where the players are.

“He oozes class does Stuart Dallas at the minute for Leeds United and we’re really seeing the benefit of a fully fit, happy Stuart Dallas playing in the Leeds United side.

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“There’s more to come from him, we know that, that’s for sure.” 

Dallas has a total of 173 appearances under his belt for Leeds since joining Brentford back in 2015, although he was not always a mainstay before Marcelo Bielsa’s arrival as manager.

Naturally a winger, the 39-cap star has been used in a multitude of positions by the Argentine boss, filling in on both the right and left-hand side of the defence as well as in midfield this season.

In other Leeds United news, Football Insider can reveal the club’s fierce rivals have set sights on signing two of their star players.