Leeds United face 'nearly impossible' task after Dallas blow - Kenny

By Paddy Kenny

4th May, 2022 | 4:00pm

Leeds United facing 'nearly impossible' task after 'devastating' Stuart Dallas blow - Kenny

Leeds United will find it “nearly impossible” to replace Stuart Dallas as he is set to miss the rest of the season through injury.

That’s according to former Whites stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the midfielder’s injury.

Dallas, 31, was injured in a collision with Jack Grealish in Leeds’ eventual 4-0 defeat to Man City last Saturday (30 April).

In a statement the next day, the club confirmed the midfielder faces a “lengthy period out of action” due to a “femoral fracture”.

He has been a key player for the Whites since their return to the Premier League, playing in every single game since their return at the start of last season.

Kenny insists his loss is a “big blow” in the club’s fight against relegation.

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“It’s devastating yet again for Leeds, the man in nearly impossible to replace,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It’s another bad injury to another key player. It just shows the bad luck they have had this season.

“You can do nothing but feel sorry for him and Leeds are definitely going to miss him.

“He is someone you look to in a relegation fight. A cool head, who can keep everyone calm if things start to go wrong.

“You can replace his ability but not what he gives to that side in terms of leadership. It’s a big loss.”

Leeds are next in action against Arsenal on Sunday (8 May).

As it stands, they will drop into the relegation zone if Everton win their game in hand.

In other news, Leeds United have been tipped to agree a new Illan Meslier deal after “big” news.