Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn on who could replace Jason Pearce v Charlton Athletic in Championship

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Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn backs Liam Cooper to step up against Charlton Athletic in the Championship on Tuesday and gives injury update on Adryan.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has suggested that Liam Cooper could be given a start against Charlton Athletic in the Championship on Tuesday.

Club captain Jason Pearce would have started against the London club at Elland Road, but he is suspended. The 26-year-old defender received his fifth booking of the season against Cardiff City away from home on Saturday.

Pearce will be a huge miss for Leeds against Charlton, but Cooper could prove to be an able replacement.

The 23-year-old Scottish defender joined Leeds from Chesterfield in the summer transfer window and has yet to make a huge impact for the West Yorkshire outfit, but he has potential and quality.

Another summer signing who has yet to make a truly big impact for the Whites this season is Adryan.

The 20-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder was injured for the clash against Cardiff at the Cardiff City Stadium, but Redfearn expects him to return to action against Charlton.

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