By Danny Wright
Stuart Dallas has admitted that there were tired legs in the Leeds team as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ipswich.
The winger scored the equaliser for Garry Monk’s side but he believes that a point was a good result given the circumstances at Portman Road.
The 25-year-old has said to the Yorkshire Evening Post that the pitch wasn’t in the best condition for the game on Saturday where he scrambled home a 42nd minute goal after he pounced on Chris Wood’s header.
Freddy Sears put Ipswich ahead in the ninth minute of the game and they had plenty of other chances to take away all three points.
“It was important that we came here and didn’t get beat,” Dallas said. “Obviously we wanted to win the game but if you can’t win it then you’ve got to make sure you don’t lose and we showed again that we’ve got a great determination.
“There were a few tired legs and I think in the end we kind of settled for a point but it’s a good point for us and it gives us something to build on.
“Coming here isn’t easy, against a good Ipswich team, a physical team, and on a pitch that wasn’t really suitable for playing football. We dug in.”
The point saw fifth-placed Leeds move on to 58 points as they extended their advantage over Norwich, who sit just outside the play-offs, to seven points after they lost to Burton Albion.
Leeds’ next game is a Yorkshire derby against fellow play-off-chasing club Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
Monk’s side now have a week to prepare and rest up for the game as Wednesday face a midweek game against Brentford.
Dallas will be hoping that there are no more tired legs ahead of the derby game which could prove pivotal to his side’s chances of earning promotion to the Premier League this season.
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