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Liam Cooper could return for Aston Villa clash

Liam Cooper could return for Aston Villa clash

Leeds United face an uphill task to secure promotion to the Premier League with the likes of Brentford and Aston Villa to come in their next two Championship fixtures.

Of course, with Sheffield United set to face a number of easier sides from here on in until the end of the season, it’s important that the Whites enjoy a near perfect finish.

What’s the News?

One thing that will definitely offer the Yorkshire club hope is a recent injury update, as according to Leeds Live, Liam Cooper could return from injury for Leeds’ clash with Aston Villa.

The defender has missed the last two games after limping out of the warm-up against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday, but it may not be too long until he returns to the fold.

Of course, his return will be huge for the Whites, especially if they end up playing in the play-offs, as his experience and defensive qualities make him a much better option than Gateano Berardi.

The Verdict:

Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson’s partnership at the heart of the defence has been one of the main reasons behind Leeds United’s success this season, as they very rarely let the opposition past.

Of course, his potential return will come as a huge boost as his leadership skills could prove crucial from here on in until the end of the season, with a number of players in the side not really used to pressurised situations.

Leeds United fans, how big of a boost would Cooper’s return be? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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