By Danny Wright
Stuart Dallas has not been included in the Leeds United squad to take on Middlesbrough on Sunday due to an ankle injury, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claims that Dallas, 26, is sidelined due to an ankle injury he sustained on international duty with Northern Ireland in their World Cup qualifier play-off defeat against Switzerland.
Leeds confirmed the team news on their official Twitter account prior to kick-off against Boro on Sunday.
Lonergan, Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Berardi, Vieira, Phillips, Saiz, Hernandez, Alioski, Roofe pic.twitter.com/lcvd2EOBFi
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 19, 2017
Dallas was left on crutches after suffering a heavily bruised foot in the first-leg in Belfast, but was able to take part in the second-leg stalemate in Basel just days later.
It seems that the winger must have been playing through the pain barrier to get through the play-off clash against the Swiss and was not fit enough for Championship action against Boro.
Thomas Christiansen has seldom called upon Dallas anyway this season, with the ex-Brentford flyer only starting five games under the Dane’s leadership.
However calls from the fans have grown ever louder for Dallas to be reinstated into the first-team after an impressive showing with Northern Ireland this month.
The Yorkshire Evening Post also details that Pierre-Michel Lasogga has been left out of the squad due to an illness.
In other Leeds United news, fans have reacted with shock on Twitter to the team news announcement.