Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas has said that February is going to be a massively important month for the club but denied that it will end up determining how their season ends.
The Whites have had a woeful start to 2018, failing to pick up a single victory in their five matches January and are without a win since their visit to bottom of the table Burton Albion on Boxing Day.
Their winless streak, which has also seen a spate of indiscipline run through the squad with three successive red cards, means that they have fallen from the play off places to sitting 10th in the Championship table, now four points off sixth placed Fulham after Tuesday’s 0-0 with relegation threatened Hull City.
However Dallas, who came off the bench to play out most of the game against the Tigers, insists that the squad remain in high hopes despite their slide, and that their focus is on what happens if they have a successful month, not a disappointing one.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I keep hearing people saying ‘February is a big month’ and if we don’t do this then where will we end up
“If we go and have positive results, where do we sit? Does anybody think of that?
“The boys are positive and we’re four points off the play-offs. February is a massive month.
“If you can’t win a game you’ve got to make sure you don’t lose it. We showed a lot of balls (v Hull), a lot of courage and we can build on that.”
Leeds’ first game of February sees them play host to fourth placed Cardiff City, who comfortably saw off Thomas Christiansen’s men 3-1 in the reverse fixture.
Their following three games are also against promotion chasing opposition, with visits to Sheffield United and Derby County sandwiching a home clash against Bristol City.
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