Leeds United v Bristol City: Robins looking at Dallas change at right back

BRISTOL CITY assistant boss Jamie McAllister has hinted that the Robins will target out-of-position Stuart Dallas at right back in Sunday's Championship clash at Elland Road.

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 4:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th February 2018, 4:50 pm
OUT OF POSITION: Leeds United's Stuart Dallas.

Regular winger Dallas has been filling in at right back with Luke Ayling out for the season having undergone ankle surgery and with Gaetano Berardi suspended.

Berardi will serve the final match of his two-game ban in Sunday's clash against the Robins for which no 10 Samu Saiz and centre back and captain Liam Cooper are also suspended.

Both will be back for Wednesday night's clash at Derby County and Leeds will also be without striker Tyler Roberts and centre-back Conor Shaughnessy who are both injured for the Robins match.

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"They’re a top six side for me," said McAllister.

"But they’ve got a few suspensions. We've got a few suspensions, a few injuries as well, but it's all about Sunday, 11 v 11 on the pitch, who turns up, who makes less errors really,

"We're confident with the group we've got at the moment and we can go and cause them problems on Sunday.

"The boy Dallas has come in at right-back for them, who's not a natural right-back, he's more of a midfielder, so there's a little change there.

"They've signed some good players in the window and they've got some quality in their team."

City will be without defender Nathan Baker will serve the last of his three-game suspension and while Matty Taylor has had a successful hernia operation, he is not due back for a few weeks.

But Bobby Reid has recovered from a knock sustained during the 3-3 draw with Sunderland.