Stuart Dallas eyes Leeds United springboard for next three quarters of Premier League campaign

Stuart Dallas is hopeful that a Leeds United springboard for the rest of the campaign is just around the corner.

Friday, 29th October 2021, 4:10 pm

Marcelo Bielsa's Whites stormed to a ninth-placed finish upon last season's Premier League return but Leeds are fourth-bottom having amassed just seven points from the opening nine games of the new campaign.

United will now take on the division's bottom side Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon and Dallas is optimistic the fixture can prove a Whites launchpad but is adamant the contest will not define United's campaign.

"People will build this game up because the two of us are down at the bottom," Dallas told BBC Radio Leeds.

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MEASURED APPROACH: From Leeds United's Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas, right. Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images.

"It’s a huge game for us, of course it is, but it’s just like every other game, it won’t make or break our season, no matter what happens but it is a huge game and we need to go there and win the game.

"We’ve had it tough in recent weeks with injuries and stuff but we won’t shy away from the challenge.

"We've got to go there with the belief we’ll win the game, we will go with belief.

"Hopefully we can go and get a result and that'll start us on the road, give us some momentum, the platform that we need."

Dallas added: "There have been some good performances this season but we haven't been able to back it up, that’s always the hardest thing in football is getting that consistency.

"We managed to do that last year on a regular basis but this league is unforgiving and ruthless.

"If you're not performing well and having that consistency you get punished.

"Hopefully we can start on Saturday and get that platform to continue one."

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