Stuart Dallas was finally confirmed as a Leeds United player today after a trip home for a funeral and power outages in Brentford delayed his arrival.

The 24-year-old Northern Irish international will take the number 15 shirt and is expected to play left-wing, filling the biggest hole in Uwe Rösler’s squad while also allowing the Whites’ boss to play his preferred 4-5-1 formation without fielding anyone in an unnatural position.

Dallas came with a significant price-tag at £1.3m and it’s not the first time Leeds have spent big this summer, with Chris Wood’s fee believed to be around the £2.5m mark, thus giving cause for some optimism ahead of the opening game against Burnley on Saturday.

Speaking to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post, Adam Pearson said Leeds might not be done yet with one or two additional signings still possible. Leeds’ Executive Director also revealed season ticket sales have surpassed last year with over 13,000 sold.

In other news, Sol Bamba has been named club captain while Steve Morison, dubbed ‘The Shift’ by some Leeds fans, has returned to Millwall. The striker was said to be one of the club’s highest earners and it’s believed Leeds have had to cover part of the cost.