Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas has said that he is aiming to return to regular football by June.
Speaking to ITV, Dallas says he hopes to return for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Denmark. The next international break will be in June after the Premier League season has ended.
The 32-year old was buoyant during the segment, and was very enthused about returning to football from his long injury break.
Dallas has been out for more than a year after injuring his leg in the game against Manchester City. The injury ruled out the midfielder for over a year, something Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill spoke about.
O’Neill has expressed his relief that Dallas will return to regular football, but has doubts that the Leeds player will be ready for the Euro qualifiers. The games against Denmark and Kazakhstan are just three weeks after the end of the league campaign. It is very likely that Dallas will be absent for the remainder of the 22-23 Premier League season.
Dallas was positive when asked by ITV Sport on Wednesday, about when he would return to playing: “It’s been a long process but I feel like I am getting there now.”