Stuart Dallas signs new deal with ‘incredible club’ Leeds United
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Stuart Dallas has extended his contract with Leeds United, committing to the club until 2024.

Dallas impressed in a number of roles during Leeds’ first season back in the Premier League, winning the Player of the Year award. He mostly played in the midfield, although he also covered both full-back positions. He didn’t miss a single league game along the way, and he was instrumental in his team finishing in the top half.

Dallas is a popular player at Elland Road, having won their Goal of the Season award for a goal against Manchester City. He will stay at the club for another three years.

The Northern Ireland international has been at Elland Road since 2015, bringing his total commitment to the club to over a decade.

He shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 30. This new contract ensures that he will spend the rest of his prime years in West Yorkshire.

“I’ve always said it’s where I want to be. This is home for me,” he told LUTV.

“When I first came to the club, the fans took me in as one of their own and I felt that really special connection with them. That’s grown stronger within the last few years, so hopefully it can get even stronger as the years go on.”

“When you come in, you know this place is special,” he continued. “From the outside looking in, you know how big the club is. But when you’re inside it, you know it’s an incredible club.

“My six years here has been a journey, a lot of ups and downs throughout that. More ups in the last couple of years than downs, so it’s been a rollercoaster of a journey and I’ve loved every minute of it. Hopefully there’s more to come.

“I think last season was a benchmark for us and hopefully we can progress this year.”

“We know that expectations now are going to rise. Pressure is going to rise. There’s going to be more microscope on us because of how we did last season.

“People will be looking at us, wanting us to fall, wanting us to fail, because that’s the way the football world works – and especially at a club like this. Not everybody likes us, but we like that and that gives us pressure. But it’s one that we’ve got to embrace and look forward to it.

“Of course, we’ve got to be realistic, but it’s important that we aim high.”

Dallas has scored 27 goals in 227 appearances for Leeds, including eight in the Premier League last season.

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