The Lowdown: U21 run out
However, the pair both started for the U21s against Southampton last week in a 6-2 win at Elland Road, with Bamford netting a hat-trick and Cooper completing 90 minutes.
The Latest: Jones’ comments
Talking to GiveMeSport, Jones said that having Bamford and Cooper back after the international break will be a ‘massive boost for Marsch’.
“Getting those players some minutes under the belts will come as a massive boost for Marsch, who has had a few injury problems that were starting to hit the squad in the last couple of weeks as well.”
The Verdict: Starts vs Villa?
Leeds were last in action on September 3 so should be raring to go when they host Aston Villa on October 2. You’d like to think that Bamford and Cooper will be fit enough to feature in the match-day squad for that match, especially after they featured for the U21s last week.
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