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13th Oct, 2016 | 12:13pm

Garry Monk gives update on fitness of Stuart Dallas ahead of Leeds trip to Derby

By Dominic Toner

Garry Monk has revealed that Leeds midfielder Stuart Dallas picked up a thigh injury on international duty.

The 25 year-old picked sustained the injury while away with Northern Ireland and missed his nation’s 2-0 defeat to Germany on Tuesday night.

Leeds manager Monk has explained that Dallas will have a late fitness test ahead of the Championship clash against Derby on Saturday, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.

The left winger has been in good form this season and been a regular for Monk at Leeds.

He has made nine appearances this campaign and has been involved in the team’s recent turnaround in form.

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Dallas is an important member of the Northern Ireland and played in played in all four of the games at Euro 2016, including picking up an assist in the 2-0 win against Ukraine.

Leeds have won five of their last six matches in all competitions and Saturday’s game against Derby presents another chance to climb up the league table.

Derby reappointed Steve McClaren as their manager on Wednesday and his players will be desperate for a positive start under him.

If Dallas is ruled out of the encounter, attacking pair Alex Mowatt or Kemar Roofe would be potential replacements.

In other Leeds team news, their player has revealed that the last two years have been hell for him.