Liam Cooper has reiterated that Leeds United’s objectives haven’t changed despite a three-month postponement of the season, with the Whites still looking to get back to the Premier League.
Leeds sit top of the Championship table and just nine games away from a Premier League return when the season can resume.
A ball hasn’t been kicked in the Championship in almost three months, with the postponement coming at a time when Leeds were flying and on a five-game winning streak.
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The season’s resume feels that little bit closer now, with Leeds skipper Cooper drilling home that the club’s objective remains cashing in on a table-topping position and delivering promotion.
Cooper told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “The goal never changes. First and foremost we set out to be promoted and get back to the Premier League and that’s still our objective.
“We’ve got to go and finish that.”
Cooper has led Leeds during Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure at Elland Road, with the 28-year-old looking to be the captain to take the club back to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
Leeds returned to Thorp Arch last week, with Bielsa’s squad stepping up their preparations ahead of the season restarting, hopefully, next month.
Cooper is clearly very motivated to deliver promotion as Leeds’ captain and it’s great to hear that the playing squad are still really focused on their goal.
The remaining nine games of the Championship season are going to be tough, but given this attitude within the walls of Thorp Arch, Leeds are going to take some stopping in their pursuit of the Premier League.
Others won’t share this motivation and that alone might get the club where they need to be.
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