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8th Apr, 2017 | 9:45pm

Liam Cooper sends Twitter message after Leeds victory against Preston

By Dominic Toner

Liam Cooper claims that Leeds did everyone proud in their victory over Preston on Saturday.

The 25-year-old missed the Championship clash as he serves his six-game suspension following an incident with Reading’s Reece Oxford.

However, the Whites managed to ease to three points with a 3-0 win at home to Preston.

Garry Monk’s side took the lead through attacker Kemar Roofe, who was recalled to the starting line-up and that proved to be a strong decision.

Pablo Hernandez then doubled the lead for the hosts, before substitute Souleymane Doukara scored a late stoppage goal.

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Cooper expressed his delight with his side’s victory over Preston and has vowed to make a strong return when he become available again.

“Gutted not to be involved but take it on the chin and come back. Lads did us all proud What a group of lads,” Cooper wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Leeds’ victory turned out to be a crucial one as fellow play-off contenders kept pace with them.

The Yorkshire giants are fifth-placed in the league table and are trying to secure a spot in the end of season play-offs as they strive for promotion.

They have a five-point cushion over fifth-placed Fulham and have five games remaining to stay above them.

The Whites secured their 14th home victory in the Championship this season with their win over Preston and will hope to follow the result up when they face Newcastle in their next game.

In other Leeds news, Monk has revealed why Liam Bridcutt was omitted from the squad against Preston.

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