Leeds United: Whites wait and see on Dallas injury

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LEEDS UNITED were waiting for news on Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas last night after the winger hobbled off injured on World Cup qualifying duty.

Dallas was launched into the air by a late and high tackle by Switzerland’s Fabian Schar in the fourth minute of Thursday night’s first leg qualifier at Windsor Park.

Pontus Jansson

Pontus Jansson

The 26-year-old dusted himself down to continue but the wide man was eventually substituted for Jamie Ward seven minutes after the break.

Leeds were waiting to learn the extent of any injury today with United returning to action in the Championship next Sunday at home to Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough.

Before that, Northern Ireland will take in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off against Switzerland in Basle tomorrow tea-time.

Michael O’Neill’s side lost out 1-0 to a controversial second-half penalty in the first leg in Belfast.

Whites centre-back Pontus Jansson’s Sweden host Italy in the first leg of their qualifying play-off tonight with the second leg taking place in Rome on Monday.

United winger Gjanni Alioski could also be in action tomorrow evening with Alioski in the Macedonia squad for their international friendly at home to Norway.

Whites captain Liam Cooper was an unused substitute for Scotland’s 1-0 loss in a friendly at home to the Netherlands on Thursday evening, but young Leeds striker Jay-Roy Grot came on as a 69th-minute substitute for Netherlands under-20s as they beat Switzerland 1-0.

Whites centre-back and midfielder Conor Shaughnessy is also set to represent the Republic of Ireland Under-21s on Tuesday after being named in their squad for the Under-21 Euros qualifier in Norway.

Under-23s duo Oliver Sarkic and Will Huffer have also been called up for international duty with Montenegro U-21s and England U-20s respectively.

Goalkeper Huffer was a substitute as United’s under-23s drew 1-1 at Nottingham Forest yesterday.