Northern Ireland winger Stuart Dallas was the toast of Leeds last night after scoring both goals in the 2-1 victory at Birmingham City to end United’s four game winless run.
The former Crusaders player struck his first in the 11th minute to put the Yorkshire side a goal up then shortly after half time scored one of the goals the season with a stunning 20-yard volley.
“I’m really pleased for that kid,” declared Leeds boss Steve Evans, “He’s an honest boy, he takes things to heart, and we love having him here.
“He’s going to be a big player for us next season a big, big player for the club. I’m blessed to work with players like him,” he added.
“I said to Stuart after the game ‘If there was no net in the place, it probably screams past our supporters and goes all the way to Yorkshire!’
“He’s hit it with such force, and I don’t think any goalkeeper on the planet could save either of his finishes.”
Striker Kyle Lafferty, a one-time target for Leeds United, had a frustrating evening, but continued to improve his match fitness with another important ninety minutes of game time.
In League One it was an unhappy 23rd birthday for Oldham Athletic midfielder Carl Winchester who left the field with a knee injury after just 11 minutes as Barnsley recorded a 2-1 win at Oakwell.
Elsewhere Paddy McNair, playing as a defensive midfielder, scored the only goal of the game for Manchester United U21’s over Middlesbrough counterparts on Monday evening to edge the Reds closer to retaining their Division One title.
Finally, Spurs defender Christopher Paul, who has played for Stephen Craigan’s U19’s this season, is currently on trial with Queens Park Rangers and played for their U21 team which lost 4-1 to Birmingham on Monday.