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Cooper - This is what will fire Leeds up the Championship table

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has suggested his side can rocket up the Championship table.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has urged the team to focus on two or three straight wins in order to get back into a good position in the Championship.

Cooper feels the side should have won against Reading earlier this week but has suggested the mood is positive ahead of a local derby against rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

“On a whole the lads will be disappointed because we should have done better on Saturday and maybe should have won against Reading. We need to win our home games but two or three wins on the bounce and you’re straight back up there,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

He has a point because three points this weekend would move Leeds onto 17, which would put them just outside of the play-off places.

The ultimate aim for Leeds is promotion back into the Premier League, which will be made easier if the Whites can drag themselves up the table and back into contention with at least a play-off place by the end of the season.

“No-one is running away with the league, it’s so tough again, and we’ll be looking to get a result on the board tomorrow - They (Sheffield Wednesday) will try to make an impact on us and we’ll try to make an impact on them.”

New manager Darko Milanic has shown improvements already in his two games in charge of the side.

The defeat at Brentford last weekend was followed by a tight and compact performance against Reading at Elland Road, in a match that Leeds could well have stolen a narrow win in.

He’ll now be targeting his first win in charge of the team this weekend and a developing winning mentality at Leeds is only going to help the side heading into a busy winter period.

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