After narrowly missing out on the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs, Leeds United’s thoughts have already turned to next season.

The Whites occupied a spot in the Play-Offs for such a long time in the season, but ultimately ended up falling short, finishing in seventh place, five points adrift of sixth placed Fulham.

Obviously Leeds United fans are disappointed not to be currently competing in the Play-Offs, but the excitement around the club ahead of the summer transfer window is building.

They have already been linked with a number of talented players, and fans are very optimistic about the near future at Elland Road. A takeover is edging ever closer, and the transfer window is close to opening.

However, it isn’t just the fans who are excited. Everyone at the club has a sense of anticipation ahead of the summer.

One player who is particularly looking forward to it is Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas.

The midfielder hasn’t featured as often as he would have liked to under Monk this season, but he has still revealed his excitement.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Dallas said: “This summer is massive for the club. The club have got to build on what we’ve got here.”

“You can see what everybody wants. The fans want it and the players want it. As players we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we come back in the best condition we can, no matter who’s in charge, but we know who we want and I think the fans do as well.

Speaking about his own personal contribution this season, the Northern Irishman said: “I didn’t start great but I don’t like to use the excuse that I was tired because I’m not the only player who came back from a major tournament. It’s an easy excuse to use that. I got back in and I’d been doing all right. I could have done better, but then I got an injury and it set me back again. I’ve been a bit-part player but I’ve still enjoyed it.”


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