Date: 22nd April 2017 at 11:51am
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By Amir Mir

Liam Cooper has sent a motivational Twitter message to his Leeds teammates ahead of their Championship clash against Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Garry Monk’s side are currently sitting one place outside of the play-off places following their 1-0 home loss against Wolves on Easter Monday.

But, finishing in the top six is still in their hands because the two teams above of them will face each other at the end of the season.

That means maximum points from the Whites in their final three matches will help them edge closer to the Premier League.

Centre-back Cooper, who is currently serving a six-game suspension, sent this message to his fellow teammates ahead of a tricky Burton tie.

The Whites have suffered three defeats from their last five matches which is beginning to dent their chances of securing a play-off spot.

Furthermore, they are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road since they picked up three points against Wolves in October.

Monk’s team take on a Burton side that is fighting a relegation battle as their survival hopes were boosted when they beat Birmingham 2-0 on Monday.

Cooper has played second fiddle to the senior duo of Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley this term with Monk opting to play him on 18 occasions in all competitions.

He last played 90 minutes for his team during their 1-0 defeat at promotion rivals Reading in early April.

In other Leeds news, a BBC report details how the club are in line to recall this frozen out player.

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