Leeds United were dealt their biggest defeat of the season at the weekend. West Bromwich Albion put them to the sword in a comfortable 4-1 romp at The Hawthorns. The form of two players was particularly scrutinised after the game. Both Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Stuart Dallas were criticised for their displays in the game and with good reason.
Peacock-Farrell should have kept out Matty Phillips goal for 2-0 and Leeds fans feel the young stopper has been making too many mistakes. Dallas was caught out playing at right-back once again. The talented West Brom attack tore him apart.
So both men will be looking forward to the international break. The pair are both set to be in action for Northern Ireland against the Republic of Ireland and Austria this week. The fixtures get underway with the friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday. With both players likely to start the game, it gives them a chance to put their personal club issues to one side with their nation.
Leeds United must hope the pair impress. The duo clearly need a confidence boost and perhaps being away from the pressure of Elland Road can allow them a chance to find their best form once again.