Leeds United defender Stuart Dallas says he is confident that his team-mates will return to action in the best possible shape they can when Marcelo Bielsa’s side eventually get around to playing football once more.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought football at all levels to grinding halt and Leeds have no idea when or indeed if they will resume their title bid any time soon. The Whites are sitting top of the pile at the summit of the Championship, a point ahead of second-placed West Bromwich Albion. Keen punters will fancy Leeds to go up if the season resumes and at ng.bettingsites24.com you’ll find the most comprehensive portal dedicated to analysing the best online betting sites. Why not take a look as as we wait for football to resume.
Dallas and team-mates such as Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford are keeping fit with their own personal training sessions at home as they wait for confirmation of the future of their bid to get into the Premier League. And Dallas has been telling the club’s official website how he has been getting on during coronavirus lockdown as he tries to win his fitness battle. He said:
“It’s running every day; the club have been good with us and they’ve given us a programme to do. The programmes we are on are keeping us in good shape and then it is up to ourselves to be professional.
“We know what we are, we know what we have ahead of us and we know what we want to achieve. Individually we have to be in the best possible shape that we can and it all comes down to how much we really want it and if we do, we have to take responsibility ourselves.”
Northern Ireland international ace Dallas, who is aged 29, says that being away from the training ground and going from
“being with the boys every day to not seeing them”
is a challenge, adding:
“We haven’t kicked a ball now for a good few weeks, so it is strange, but we’re not the only ones in this position. When you look back at how we’ve started the season after a pre-season in the last couple of years, we have started really well and if we can start back as well as that, we will be in a good position.”
Meanwhile, the club says it is proud to announce the South Stand at Elland Road will be named in honour of legendary defender Norman Hunter, who lost his life after a battle with coronavirus recently at the age of 76.
The move has now been made to create what is being described as a fitting tribute to Hunter, who made 726 appearances for the club in a 14-year spell from 1962 until 1976. A spokesman added:
“He will now become immortalised at Elland Road, along with Don Revie and John Charles who also have stands named in their honour and of course, the great Billy Bremner whose statue stands proudly outside of our famous ground.”