Speaking to Leeds United’s official club website, versatile Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas has said he is over the moon to have signed a new deal at a place him and his family call home.

Stuart Dallas has been with Leeds United for four years now, having joined from fellow Championship side Brentford back in 2015. In that time the 28-year-old has played 152 times for the club, becoming a popular figure at Elland Road in the process.

His involvement and influence has increased since the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa, playing 30 times last season despite a foot injury keeping him on the sidelines for an extended spell, also showing his versatility by playing at right-back when needed.

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Now, speaking upon the confirmation of his new four-year deal with the club, Dallas has said that he is happy to have committed his future to the Whites. He said:

“I’m over the moon.  Firstly for the club to see me as an important figure and to reward me with a new contract, I am delighted with that. It’s a good feeling to commit my future, I have been here a while now and there’s nowhere else I want to play at.

“It’s where I call home, for me it’s home, for my family it’s home and I am delighted. When I first came here, I knew how big the club was, but since Andrea Radrizzani has come in and the changes since then, it has been incredible.

“It has been a journey, at the start we were mid-table, but now it has changed massively, there is something to play for every year and hopefully now we can get what we want.

“I’ve started at right-back this season and I feel I’m getting stronger as each game goes on and if I can stay injury-free, I believe I will have a big part to play. Marcelo Bielsa has been massive in helping me, his everyday training is different from anything else and has really helped me.

“This is probably the best football I have played in my career and we have really healthy competition here, which is what we need and makes the team successful.”

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