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17th Oct, 2016 | 8:19am

Monk delivers Leeds injury update ahead of Wigan clash, fans will be shattered

By Will Butcher

Garry Monk has revealed that Stuart Dallas will miss Leeds’ Championship clash against Wigan on Tuesday night.

The Northern Ireland international returned from national duty with a thigh injury, which ruled him out of Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Derby.

Monk revealed that Dallas is expected to be sidelined for longer than expected and could also miss Saturday’s league showdown with Wolves.

“We have rescanned him and it is likely that he’s going to be out for a little bit,” Monk told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“How long that’ll be, we’ll probably know in the middle of this week but it doesn’t look like he’ll be available for Tuesday.

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“Whether it will be the weekend we will see. We won’t really know until midweek exactly what sort of length it’s going to be.”

Former Brentford winger Dallas has been one of the first names on Garry Monk’s team sheet in recent weeks, as the Yorkshire giants look to continue their good run of form that has seen them win five times in seven league and cup encounters.

The 25-year-old has made nine appearances in all competitions for Leeds this season, but picked up the injury during Northern Ireland’s 4-0 win against European minnows San Marino.

Alex Mowatt replaced the winger on Saturday, but a sharp substitute display from Kemar Roofe could tempt former Swansea boss Monk into choosing the £3million man to replace Dallas on Tuesday night.

In other Leeds news, Rob Green has given his verdict on Leeds ahead of their game against Wigan.