By Danny Wright

10th Aug, 2017 | 8:00pm

'I can sleep again now' - Leeds fans react on Twitter as centre-back agrees terms

By Danny Wright

Leeds announced on Thursday that Liam Cooper had put pen-to-paper on a new contract – and the majority of supporters on Twitter were pleased with the news.

The Whites announced on Thursday afternoon via their official Twitter account and official website that the 25-year-old centre-back had agreed terms to extending his Elland Road stay until 2021.

Cooper was handed the captain’s armband in the Championship opening victory at Bolton on Sunday and it appears that he has already impressed manager Thomas Christiansen enough to merit a new deal.

The former Huddersfield man has become the latest defender to put sign a new contract at Elland Road within the last couple of weeks weeks with full-backs Tyler Denton and Gaetano Berardi penning fresh terms, as well as midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Not all Leeds supporters were fans of the news, but the majority reckon that it’s another step in the right direction for the club who appear to be making big improvements under the ownership of Andrea Radrizzani.

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One fan even said that the news means he “can sleep again” knowing that Cooper’s future is settled.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

Cooper endured mixed patches of form last season as he suffered multiple disciplinary issues as well as having to play in the shadow of loanee Kyle Bartley.

He only played 18 times across all competitions last term, but after starting against Bolton on Sunday, it appears that he is firmly in Christiansen’s first-team plans.

In other Leeds news, the Whites are also looking to tie up a new deal for this key first-team midfielder.

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