'It shows how it can change' - Stuart Dallas on the warning Leeds United must take from the Premier League

Leeds United have enjoyed a successful campaign so far.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:34 pm
Leeds United's Stuart Dallas shoots at goal against Sheffield United. Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Stuart Dallas insists Leeds United must take Sheffield United's swift Premier League demise as a stern warning.

Marcelo Bielsa's outfit toppled their Yorkshire neighbours on Saturday afternoon to move their points tally onto 42 for the campaign in the top flight standings.

The Blades, meanwhile, moved a step closer to relegation with defeat as they sit at the foot of the table 15 points from safety, having parted company with head coach Chris Wilder last month.

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Sheffield United enjoyed an impressive first campaign in the Premier League last term, finishing the season in 10th place.

The Whites have themselves taken the top flight by storm after promotion last summer under their Argentine head coach in West Yorkshire.

Leeds have won 13 of their 30 games so far which has left them in 11th position and level with Arsenal.

Safety is all but mathematically guaranteed for the Elland Road club with eight games to go, but Dallas says the Blades' current predicament is one which should act as a warning against complacency.

"It's a good total to have at this stage of the season," Dallas reflected.

"We're not mathematically safe yet. We're starting to build a bit of momentum in what we want to do.

"We want to get as far up the table as possible. When you look at Sheffield United last season, they were incredible. It just shows how quickly it can change. This season they've not been able to continue that on from last year.

"It's important that we look at that and take it into our minds."

United boasted a near fully-fit squad for the 2-1 Yorkshire derby win at the weekend.

Only long-term absentee Adam Forshaw remains sidelined with a hip injury and Bielsa now has plenty of options to select from as the season enters the latter stages.

"I think today [against Sheffield United] was the first time we've had a full squad to choose from," Dallas added.

"The international break probably came at the right time for us to get players back fit. You look at the bench and it was really strong.

"We have to try and keep everyone fit now and it'll stand us in good stead for the rest of the season."