Northern Ireland boss explains why Leeds United star Stuart Dallas and Kyle Lafferty sat out training

NORTHERN Ireland boss Ian Baraclough says Leeds United star Stuart Dallas and international team mate Kyle Lafferty missed Sunday's training session to keep the duo "wrapped up in cotton wool."
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Dallas played the full 90 minutes of Northern Ireland's Nations League draw against hosts Romania on Friday in which Lafferty came off the bench with 13 minutes left to bag an assist.

The duo then both missed Sunday's training session ahead of Monday evening's return to action at home to Norway but both players could return for the clash against Lars Lagerback's side at Windsor Park.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Baraclough explained: "We just kept them out of training today just to wrap them up in cotton wool a little bit but hopefully another 24 hours and they will be fine.”

SITTING IT OUT: Leeds United star and Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas, left, missed Sunday's training session. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.SITTING IT OUT: Leeds United star and Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas, left, missed Sunday's training session. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.
SITTING IT OUT: Leeds United star and Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas, left, missed Sunday's training session. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

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Thank you Laura Collins