By Harry Sykes
Stuart Dallas has revealed that Liam Cooper is the loudest player in the Leeds United dressing room.
Northern Ireland international Dallas made the revelation while being interviewed by BBC Radio Leeds in a live session alongside United managing director Angus Kinnear on Tuesday night.
Winger Dallas, 26, explained that centre-back Cooper, 25, is undoubtedly the most vocal following the exit of Kyle Bartley during the summer.
Bartley spent last season on loan at Elland Road and was renowned for having a close friendship with fellow defender Luke Ayling.
Dallas joked on Radio Leeds that Ayling “is now quiet’ without his great pal alongside him, as quoted by the personal Twitter account of Leeds fan White Knight.
Dallas – loudest player in dressing room – Coops, jokes Ayling is now quiet without Barts
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) August 1, 2017
Cooper spent much of last season playing second fiddle to the outstanding centre-back partnership of Bartley and Pontus Jansson.
The Sweden international has subsequently signed a permanent contract but Bartley’s return to Swansea paves the way for Cooper to nail down a regular starting role.
With Jansson missing for the first two matches of the season due to a suspension carried over from 2016-17, Cooper is set to partner Everton loanee Matthew Pennington at the back for Sunday’s Championship opener against Bolton.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 1, 2017
In other Leeds transfer news, a left-back has headed to Elland Road as he aims to secure a permanent transfer from top-flight club.