More bad news as another Leeds injury blow confirmed ahead of Derby clash
By George Brooks
Leeds captain Liam Cooper has been called up to play for Scotland, but will miss tomorrow’s Championship fixture with Derby through injury.
The 26-year-old suffered a dead leg and was substituted during the 2-1 Championship defeat to Sheffield United at Elland Road on Friday.
Phil Hay, a journalist for the Yorkshire Evening Post, confirmed Cooper’s injury on his Twitter account from Thomas Christiansen’s press conference, but said it is not serious.
Cooper misses tomorrow's game. Jansson expected to replace him. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 30, 2017
Though Cooper endured a frustrating night on Friday, he has been one of the standout performers for the Whites this season.
He was made captain by Thomas Christiansen over the summer and will be a big miss for the Championship side, who risk dropping out of the play-off places with another defeat at Elland Road.
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The centre-back missed the 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the season, after being sent off against Cardiff the game before.
Cooper, may return to action for Leeds in time for the Championship fixture with Brentford on Saturday.
Meanwhile, he has been called up to play for the Scotland senior squad for the friendly match against the Netherlands on November 9.
Both sides are dealing with the disappointment of failing to qualify for the play-offs for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Scottish FA confirmed the squad on their official Twitter account.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) October 30, 2017
In other Leeds United news, this defender is set to replace Cooper in the Championship match at Elland Road.